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12/22/19 05:46:18PM @aussievet:

Merry Christmas to all here from Australia.  A very hot one here with severe drought and disastrous fires all up the east coast, many houses destroyed and at least one town, some firies were killed and others in hospital.  In the meantime as I sit here trying to stay cooler, I am trying to draw up some dulcimers on my computer, to build.  I am confused about the different fretboard layouts, I know there seem to be 2 different types but then when I look at the Kurviga from Blue Peak Studios it seems to have an extra fret added after #1.  As a Aussie military and police veteran and suffering from PTSD, I find that by keeping myself and my brain focused on this hobby that it helps me cope.  What I would dearly love to get would be drawings and measurements of a few different types to show me what to do properly as I am on a disability pension and my budget it a bit tight to afford books on it.  I would appreciate any help from people who know more about building as we dont have that here.

Thanks for allowing me in here and stay safe and warmer there.

Benjamin W Barr Jr
12/22/19 02:23:50PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Aussie, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.


Jim Fawcett
12/12/19 07:41:20PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Aussievet, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Richard Streib
12/11/19 06:48:47PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Aussievet to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great site with lots of knowledge and experience here. Looking forward to your participation in the discussions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.

Ken Longfield
12/09/19 07:35:51PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Aussievet. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."