Wanted: Solid Body Electric Dulcimer

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
2 weeks ago
315 posts

Sorry, folks --- I meant "modeled after the Fender Stratocaster guitar!"  Whole 'nother animal!  Sorry!

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
2 months ago
315 posts

Yes, I've made some solid-bodied electrics, modeled after the Fender Telecaster guitar.  Something different in the dulcimer world.  I don't have any now, but I could make another.

Dan
Dan
@dan
2 months ago
164 posts

Hey John, what say you?

Ron Stewart
Ron Stewart
@ron-stewart
2 months ago
4 posts

There’s a couple of solid bodies on EBay right now 

Banjimer
Banjimer
@greg-gunner
2 months ago
136 posts

Morgan Wright at Watauga Lake Dulcimers makes electric dulcimers at a reasonable price.

jost
@jost
2 months ago
66 posts

Fellow fotmd member Martin Oesterle sell solidbodys in his webshop. I don't know whether he ships outside Europe and the shipping costs but asking never hurts:
https://www.dulcimerstore.de/c/dulcimershop/electric-scheitholt
https://www.dulcimerstore.de/c/dulcimershop/electric-dulcimer 

Kens suggestion will be cheaper in any case though

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
2 months ago
1,974 posts

Lowell -- if you want to experiment, go get a 36" piece of 2x8 Pine and a piece of 1x2 Poplar or Oak from a Big Box store  That will make the body and the fretboard.  Shop the electronics, tuning machines and fret wire from someplace like CBGitty.com, and start building.  The shape can be anything you want.

Once you get an arrangement you like, then invest in the pretty body and fretboard.


updated by @ken-hulme: 06/27/22 06:29:42PM
Lowell Moore
Lowell Moore
@lowell-moore
2 months ago
4 posts

I really like the looks and specs of the ones made by Cedar Creek but the wait list is huge. Been playing about 12 years and would like to experiment with one. 

Lowell Moore