Ken Longfield
10/06/21 05:07:04PM

This is my sixth teardrop dulcimer. The shape comes from plans by Scott Antes and the peg head from a Popular Woodworking article. Many years ago David Lynch gave me some poplar that had a green hue to it. I finally decided to take it off the shelf and build something with it. As you can see there is no strum hollow. I plan to put four equidistant strings on it and tune all four to "d".  There is still a lot of work to be done; final sanding, dress all the frets, put on a finish (probably tung oil), install the open gear tuners, tune it up, and play it. I also have a Prichard under construction, but I'm on my second peg head and second top. At least the back and sides are in good shape on that one. I'm making maple pegs for the Prichard. I have them rough cut and need to taper the shafts.

Photos to follow.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."