Cedar Creek Dulcimers - sympathies and prayers
Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions
Praying for you guys.
They did mention dulcimers and student luthiers building dulcimers.
Both Ken and Robin are correct.
Your instrument is personal.
As Jerry Rockwell says: It’s a possibility box.
Shhhh! I have traditionally fretted dulcimers, some with 1.5 6.5 and some that are chromatic. And two with nylon strings.
My favorite dulcimer is the one in my lap.
Well done! There’s much to be said in the quality of a string instrument.
Looking through the sound holes; is there anything written inside? Often the luthier identifies himself and the date.
Flowers are some of life’s greatest nourishment.
In Toronto you jog every morning. 12 degrees tomorrow in KCMO. No way....of course I stroll.
I have four Backyard Instruments. Three chromatic DAd tuned; one with regular strings; the other with nylon strings. The third chromatic is tuned DAAA.The fourth is tuned DAd with 1.5: 6.5: 8.5 and 13.5 frets. My favorite of these is whichever one is in my lap.
I also have a Folkcraft chromatic cardboard dulcimer my son built for me.
I have heard of cardboard Backyard Instruments lasting 30 years.
I don’t know of the availability of plans.
Specifically when I play my dulcimers tuned DAAA: I will gather a bit of drool in the right side of my mouth.
It’s the only time it happens.
Is there a doctor in the house?
I’ve spent several years trying to get the nerve to ask this.