Hi Rick, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.
It came with this brace that can be attached to the back and holds the dulcimer up off the leg, a noter and some rosin (goes on the noter or the strings?).
Just got it today. It fell out of the gig bag when I lifted it out of the box, the seller hadn’t zipped the end shut - but no apparent damage.The all ply body sounds surprisingly good! Action is low, and intonation is ok down the fret board.
I just found the Beginners Players group, and will explore there.—Rick
Thanks Ken!I’ll report back once it arrives!Any recommendations for beginner videos, or songbooks would be greatly appreciated.—Rick
Nothing wrong with plywood. I made a couple of dulcimers out of marine grade mahogany plywood which sounded pretty good. As long as the plywood itself is well made, it works well on musical instruments.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Found out it’s all ply, even the top, so this might end up as a bad experience. We’ll see.
Thanks for the welcome folks. I’m awaiting delivery of an older TK O’Brien purchased off eBay. It didn’t cost much but looked unused, and comes with bag and accessories. I sent photos of it to TK O’Brien, and was sad to hear it has Mahogany ply sides and back, but I’ve had ply ukuleles that still sounded good. If anything, It’ll give me some experience playing one before investing any further. 2009 TK O’Brien Dulcimer Explore rickmcnelly's photos on Flickr. rickmcnelly has uploaded 16869 photos to Flickr. Flickr
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Hey Rick, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.
Welcome Rick McNelly to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of friendly folks who love the dulcimer. Looking forward to your participation in the discussions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.
Welcome to FOTMD Rick. It is good to have you aboard. If you have any questions about the dulcimer, just ask. We make up some pretty good answers. Seriously, we are happy to help in any way we can.