I finally ordered one
Yes, I am impulsive. But i love the sound of a bowed dulcimer. So that is where I am going to start! I could not afford the one I wanted from Ron Gibson, so I got what could, for now. I got aRoosebeck DMHRH4 4-String Mountain Dulcimer
I just hope it sounds good. I should get it in a week. I wanted a walnut one, and I spent much time listening to the tonality of different woods. One day I will get one made. But for now I will just enjoy playing. Thank you everyone for you help and comments!