Choosing a dulcimer

08/22/20 04:06:02PM

I’m looking for a quality mid-range beginner dulcimer. I’m currently looking at Sweet Woods and Mountain Made Music dulcimers. Can anyone offer opinions on what differences there might be between these brands? Both have instruments in the $300-350 range. I like the hourglass shape and the darker woods. I see some have guitar heads that I assume will fit a clip on tuner. That seems like a plus when you want to change tuning for a different song. Does anyone know if a tuner will fit on the straight head on a Mountain Made Music dulcimer? Are there any other questions I should consider when deciding? Thanks