wood dulcimer cases
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
Looks great!! You will like a suitcase handle better you can get them at Ace Hardware for under $5.00. I made two wood cases out of 1/4" luan will post pictures.
Sure would like to see the one you built and I will get pictures of mine. The one I saw did not have metal hinges on it, a belt was used and leather belts were used for latches. Hardware is getting expensive, the one case I made has over twenty dollars worth of hinges, latches and corner protecters.
Looks great, these finds are out there you just have to be patient.
Thanks I am on it!!!!!
Ken Hulme said:
Interesting. Veeerrrryyy long tuning head with a nice shape. Veeerrrryyy narrow waist, but that will make it easy to pick up in the center. Very long discontinuous fretboard. Looks like nice workmanship.
Now get busy playing!
Thank you, You know you have to give credit to luthiers who not only have the skills and pour thier heart and souls into these intruments only to have to part with them. I couldn't I would want to keep them all.
carol anderson said:
That is truly a very beautiful instrument!
Thank you, I am trying to learn how to read music too. A little overwhelming butgonna make it.
Jim Fawcett said:
Well, Chuck, That's one beautiful looking dulcimer. Great find on your part.
Can't wait to hear it...sooner than later...LOL
Thankyou and I will be bearing down on the lessons. Had a bad week at the dulcimer club I go to, in fact it was so bad that they wondered if I should keep "learning how to play the dulcimer on my bucket list" Just kidding they have been very helpful, I will keep pluggin.
I found this dulcimer on craigs list and went to see it the next day. It was built in 1989 North Country Dulcimers Robert and Yvonne Hutchinson and is beautiful, never thought I would have one like this. A part of the nut broke off and he put a nail in to hold the melody strings apart is the only falt and I am going to leave it alone for now. I tell you it sure has a voice.
Thankyou for posting this wwebsite, as I was going through the pictures of the dulcimers I came to a picture of a raised fretboard box like I am making (three pictures on the photo section). I wasn't sure how the raised fretboard was going to work and in the process of changing it. I will post the pictures I saw on the website.