Not a Mountain Dulcimer

James Phillips
4 years ago
95 posts

Ken, wonderful instrument! Thank you for sharing pictures of it.

4 years ago
458 posts

Wow, double Wow! and it's beautiful.

Patty from Virginia
4 years ago
289 posts

Ken, it's gorgeous!!! I'm sure your daughter and son-in-law will treasure it always. You weren't kidding when you said you had a lot of strings.....You're an expert. You're probably dreaming stringsGrin.gif

Robin Thompson
4 years ago
904 posts
Ken, you've made those kids a treasure!

Robin T
one of the Moderators here :)
Keep a song in your heart!
Chuck Moseley
4 years ago
5 posts
All I can say is WOW!! Fantastic job Ken!
Kevin Messenger
4 years ago
123 posts

Ken that is beautiful, I am in awe of your work. Way to go , I know the kids will treasure it for ever.


John Keane
4 years ago
255 posts

That looks stunning!

Ken Longfield
4 years ago
527 posts

Thanks Rob. I am glad that it is finally finished.

Rob N Lackey
4 years ago
453 posts

Beautiful, Ken. Quite beautiful work!

Ken Longfield
4 years ago
527 posts

A few folks here at FOTMD know that I was working on a hammered dulcimer and wanted to see pictures of the finished product. It is a gift for my daughter and son-in-law. The back, top and bottom rails, and end block overlays are walnut. The top is Honduran mahogany. The bridges and end blocks are hard maple. The rosettes are birch plywood. It is a 15/14 made using the plans from the bookHammered Dulcimer - From Tree to Tune.

I have tuned it twice and it is beginning to hold well. A few more tunings and this should be very stable.

Now I will have time to get back to building mountain dulcimers.390_forums.jpg?width=750391_forums.jpg?width=750392_forums.jpg?width=750

updated by @ken-longfield: 06/11/15 07:35:27AM