thank you. I learned the hard way on lowering action. My first dulcimer was intended to be played with a noter. everyone kept telling me to have the action lowered. so, I sent it to the luthier and he lowered the action and replaced the nut....now its just a beautiful decoration. I do love my Clemmer though.
what sort of strings
Hi Cindi - type of strings has nothing to do with make or tone of dulcimer. You need to know the VSL(25", 27", 29") and the keynote you want to tune to (C, D,G etc), Buy dulcimer strings unless you can't find them, In general any set of strings with .010 to .012 melody and middle drones and a .020 to .024 wound bass string will do just fine for most average VSLs and tunings.
updated by @cyndi-spear-duncan: 06/08/16 09:24:05PM