Question on sound differences

Don Smith
07/22/21 06:54:32PM

Its me again with another question made the mistake of showing my wife photos of different dulcimer body styles and she likes the hour drop shape

Question #1 - Is there a difference in tones between a hourglass shaped dulcimer and a hour drop shaped dulcimer ???

I cannot seem to find a sound clip of a hour drop shaped dulcimer on the net so i turned to the brilliant minds on fotmd 

I have enough wood to make both that's not a problem my wife really liked the looks of the hour drop shaped so i am debating making her an hour drop shape first