Black Rose Dulcimer by Bill Todd
Here's some information from Revel's Music about Black Rose Dulcimers:
Resonators on musical instruments are on or part of the top... the round metal disk on the face of a resonator guitar for example.
What you have is called a double back. The double back is just one element of a complete Galax dulcimer design. Galax (pronounced gay-lax) is the name of the town in Virginia where the design originated.
The function of a double back is to allow the inner back to vibrate freely, which produces significantly more sound volume -- a sort of non-electronic speaker as it were...
Welcome to FOTMD, slssls. Sorry to say I've not heard of Bill Todd as a builder, either. Nice looking modern dulcimer though. You may want to check out the booklet I wrote for beginners a few years back, called I Just Got A Dulcimer, Now What? It's an illustrated glossary of dulcimer terms, so we all speak the same jargon, plus answers to many beginner questions about tuning, playing, care and feeding of your new/old acquisition. You can find it here for download:
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Hello! I’m new here and just bought my first dulcimer used. I’m looking forward to learning to play it. I’m interested to find more about the builder, Bill Todd, and his Black Rose dulcimers. I couldn’t find much online about him. Does anyone have information on these dulcimers they’d be willing to share? Thanks so much!