David ! Thank you for the prompt reply (I'm never sure of what the time may be when I make contact with you folks,!!! I would be really pleased to see a couple more pics, particularly of the detail at the tail end of the dulcimer. I am part way thro attempting a build based along the Mawee instruments, information is a bit thin tho !,and I am curious as to whether 'your' dulcimer has some sort of metal plate detail for attaching strings, but please do not go to any great amount of trouble on my account lol
Hi David, ref the photo you added onJuly 6th, of an early (1861) dulcimer. Do you have any other pics of this instrument ?
They're sound holes Dave....nothing too scientific!
I didn't actually build the Coke dulcimer...just had the idea. The guy who built it just put a top on it and a fretboard on top of that. It's as basic as basic can be...no frills lol.
Howdy and welcome to FOTMD! I grew up on the other end of Arkansas (El Dorado).
Thank Y'all fer your kind comments, from Bentonville, Ar.
Hey David, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Hi David, and welcome to the world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn and exchange ideas about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.
Welcome, David, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.