Built this ~2 years ago in my kitchen. Was really into recycled materials and wanted my 2nd dulcimer to be unique, so I used these boxes and scrap wood to make it. Pretty shoddy but people really took a lot of notice to it because it was so unique.
Aside from the pile on incomplete dulcimers, and the pile of half disassembled dulcimers, these are my currently playable dulcimers. One cardboard, one with the bridge on a glass bottle, and one with the bridge on a bundt pan.
Whipped up a quick dulcimer in about 30 min. out of scrap and trash to test a few curiosities. Weighing about a pound and a half, costing about 5$, looking like absolute junk, is this possibly the ugliest fully functional dulcimer ever made?
While practicing on my bundt dulcimer a local photographer approached me and asked if he could take some pictures of me playing. I told him of course he could and asked him for a copy of the pictures. They turned out so nice I wanted to share them :)