I ordered myself a fancy new Mountain Dulcimer! (Blue Lion).
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Well done! There’s much to be said in the quality of a string instrument.
I have a couple pretty nice, mid but not completely top-shelf acoustic martin guitars, and love those. This instrument will cost more than those each did by a few to several hundred, and it sort of surprises me I chose to spend more on this instrument rather than a guitar, my primary stringed instrument. But, thinking there the production level of a large company like Martin makes good instruments available at the mid price point, even more so than I would expect the lower volume dulcimer makers. So thinking it will be worth it. My current dulcimer, pictured, is a nice little dulcimer, and will either be passed to someone else, or I will keep it as an alternate dulcimer travel where I am concerned about conditions or theft, or whatever, and it does not have the extra frets to make it chromatic, so might be interesting to play with it in a more traditional (not completely, as it has a couple of the “extras”) way.