I had to set out the Welcome Mat for this chilly Thomas dulcimore and its possum board! They didn't want to come outside today, but I got the photos done anyway. It's heading for County Sligo, in faraway Ireland!
This is a cherry Galax dulcimer that just came out of my shop. It's name is "Gladness" (Psalm 100:2), and will be sent to a lady in Roanoke. Jacob Melton used to build this style of dulcimer, but I changed the soundhole shapes for my customer.
This is my own "June dulcimer", named Bountiful, a word which is taken from Psalm 13:6. It's a poplar Will Singleton replica with maple pegs and a walnut nut and bridge. It's winging it's way to a new owner now.
This was completed just today in my shop. The verse is from the book of Isaiah: "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee." It's all walnut with hand-carved tuning pegs.