I highly recommend Olympia Walkabout Dulcimer Company in Texas. Kevin Jones built a custom instrument for me about 3 or 4 years ago. He was great to work with and built a Walkabout dulcimer exactly to my specifications. Mine is the “Deluxe Safari” model. It is the six string (metal strings ) version. This instrument has a tremendous sound and the craftsmanship is EXCELLENT!
I have called Kevin a couple of times recently about playing styles, etc and he is always willing to talk with me and answer my questions.