Thank you all!
Beautiful, Dan. Nina
very cool answer. I've slipped off many a time on playing that melody string or strings. Also, waiting for to hear you WAIL on that lovely dulcimer. you be teasing on playing for us. aloha, irene
Thank you ladies! Yes the melody string placement is for aggressive play as this instrument lends itself to being wailed on. I have some hand made "horn" plectrum I look forward to trying on this piece. I like the way horn "clacks" on the strings.
So handsome! I like that the melody string is well centered over the staples... no chance of the string slipping over the staple edge with vigorous playing.
this is just beautiful!!! I see that you have the melody string quite into the instrument not so close to the edge. I should think that this would make it easier to play with a noter. aloha, irene