I’m wondering if anyone has a good idea for a dulcimer for all weather, leave it in the car to play on your lunch break?
Would a cardboard dulcimer with a wooden fretboard hold up to temperature extremes of a car in the summer? Would the fretboard warp?
I know some ukuleles are made out of all plastic and people keep them in their car or take them hiking with success, and they sound decent for a travel instrument, according to what I’ve read on uke forums. So how about a cardboard dulcimer with a plastic fretboard? In theory, would that hold up better as a car dulcimer than a wood fretboard version? I have a friend who owns has a small business and makes things out of acrylic plastic, like custom fish tanks. I could ask about the logistics of making me a fretboard (And even the body) out of acrylic, if it sounds like it’s worth pursuing. I have to take an entire hour for lunch at work, and it’s too far away for me to drive home and back. I usually go sit in a park to kill time, and would love to have a dulcimer to play that I could leave in the car trunk all the time.