Awesome sounding Bob. You have a clear winner there. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Richard!
I think the instrument passed the sound test with flying colors! It sounds great! Bright and clear and the low drone has a surprising deepness in tone.
Thank you Dusty! I wasn't sure how it would sound, but was pretty sure the Bubinga & Butternut combo would be crisp and wouldn't make a 'muddy' sound given the large sound chamber. Now to learn how to strum the thing properly!!
That sounds wonderful Bob... very European zither-like and traditional. Little wonder that scheitholts like that were used so much for playing hymns... it has an inner power to it.
Thanks Elvensong. I tuned it to DGd on the fingerboard and again on the free strings. I guess it can be tuned in a variety of ways, like the Mountain Dulcimer.
Really nice sound Bob. How's it tuned?