Well, my first dulcimer build is coming along so far so good (a cigar box mountain dulcimer). Well, we did have to cut a new fretboard (but that's another story).
Today we cut for and installed the nut, and added frets. But when we got to the bridge, I decided to take a break and consult with everyone here first.
Does anyone have experience using a standard delrin bridge (sold by Folkcraft) as a floating bridge? Or does it have too narrow of a base to be used as a floating bridge?
Or am I making this cigar box mountain dulcimer build too complicated? I have a VSL of 25" if that is important.
Would I be better off just cutting a shallow (~1/8") slot and install the delrin bridge that way? Would that give the bridge enough vertical support?
And just found this in another discussion:non-compensated bridge. What is it and should that also be something I consider?
My brother is helping me build this. He has a pretty good wood shop but he's not really set up for too much "detailed" work.
Thanks everyone for you help.