NDD (New Dulcimer Day) Thread - Let's See Them
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
Most of us just post a separate thread when we acquire or make a new instrument, rather than having a single thread of new dulcimers.
But here's my newest build. This Holly Leaf is shape based on one of two Civil War or earlier instruments known to have been made in this recognizable pattern -- one in North Carolina and a similar but different holly leaf shape made in Virginia by a different builder. Great minds think alike and all that.
Mine is not an exact replica of the one which was built in Burnsville, NC. Rather, I 'softened' the original rigid straight lines by curving the shoulders and tail. Walnut and Maple. Rosewood tuning pegs. Staple frets for the melody string only. Width 7.5", Length 34.5". Side height 1.5". Fretboard 1" high x 1.125" wide.
updated by @ken-hulme: 10/16/19 07:04:38AM