Ben thanks for your comments on my thread
Several years ago I built a "boat-shaped" dulcimer for a firend(now deceased sorry to say) with 6 strings..his request for a church dulcimer. It was tuned with 2 unison melody strings and the other strings in octaves like a 12 string guitar. It had huge volume and a really different sound. With your Galax do you thing the shape makes a difference or is it just the tuning?
Ben, what is a Galax dulcimer? I've built dulcimers for many years but I haven't heard of this until now. How does it differ from the hour-glass or the tear-drop?