Thanks you! Johnny Pledger really did a great job...pictures really don't do it justice...I've been having some problems trying to post pictures...will post as soon as I can.
Just received my first custom built dulcimer today! It was made by Johnny Pledger of Trion, Ga and it's a real beauty! It's all cherry with black fret dot inlays, crescent moon soundholes on the upper bouts, kicking mule soundholes on the lower, a wenge accent strip on the back, and ebony bridge and nut. The peghead is the classic cherry, but the body and fretboard look like the sapwood...different color variations and swirly grain patterns with a few worm holes. Pictures will follow. The dulcimer sounds great! It's a bit brighter than my Pledger all-walnut dulcimer.
Johnny did a great job and I recommend him!