Need info re AR Kern dulcimers
Yep -- I've been a Personal Chef off and on for the last 20 years. It's another aspect of my creativity; and you can eat your mistakes (unless they're really bad)!
EDIT: Yes, Mr Kern's initials and last name are on the back of the headstock, written using some type of electric tool.
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updated by @robin-thompson: 07/11/19 01:13:02PM
The image in your Avatar is still the standard FOTMD dulcimer...
However, I went to your page, and the dulcimer is there. Not being able to zoom in and pick up tiny details, I'll say this:
The only time I've seen the forward bout of an hourglass that is longer and wider than the rear bout is when someone assembled a kit dulcimer "backwards". The rear bout is almost invariably wider if not both wider and longer (waist to end) than the forward bout.
The diamond scroll sound holes are nicely done. The antiqued finish also well done. Best guess though is that this is a kit instrument that was accidentally assembled backwards. As long as it plays easily and sounds good, that's what really matters.
On another note, how are things at the Titan Missile Museum? The first time I was down that way it was still active (but we could no have talked about it then).
updated by @ken-hulme: 07/11/19 07:14:11AM