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I need a favor please.

I get confused real easy when it comes to fact and figures . I am making two stick type dulcimers.I am nearing the time when I need to fret…

Started by Bobby Fields

2 Dec 2, 2015
Reply by Bobby Fields

Resonator Dulcimer

Sorry for the fuzzy images! This was my first resonator cone stick dulcimer. The neck is poplar with a paduck fretboard. The pickup is a p…

Started by Lex Luthier

0 Jul 30, 2015

Scale Length verses Tuning Characteristics of Stick Dulcimers

Hi All, I am trying to get a "handle" on the scale length of a stick dulcimer verses the range of different 1-5-8 tunings that an instrumen…

Started by Rand Moore

0 May 9, 2015

Fretting a Dulci?? same as guitar with frets skipped?

I want to build a dulci. But have been using wfret for my layout. It has a nice printable template. Anyways can I use the same template and…

Started by LJ

17 Mar 27, 2014
Reply by Brian Lemin

Great Forum post on fretting a dulcimer neck

. Dulcimer Fretting by Diane in Chicago .

Started by Ted Crocker

2 Mar 23, 2014
Reply by Roy D Durrence

My "Boat Paddle" Dulcimer Stick Build

Inspired by Rand Moore from Cigar Box Nation, I am taking a crack at building a Dulcimer Stick patterned after his comprehensive write up.…

Started by Tom Walters

2 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by Ted Crocker

dulcimer fretting programs

http://liutaiomottola.com/formulae/fret.htm#mozTocId169477       http://buildyourguitar.com/resources/fretcalc/jscrptclc.htm               …

Started by Randy S. Bretz

1 Dec 8, 2012
Reply by Charles W. (Charlie) Brown

M J king design

My latest build from M NL King plans,rock mapal back and sides spruce sound boiard with poezio pick up fitted Mal(UK)

Started by Mal Chilvers

3 May 4, 2012
Reply by Mal Chilvers

Dulcimer Chord Wizard!

This is another handy chording gizmo for diatonic instruments:   http://www.strothers.com/chords.htm   By the same people who brought you t…

Started by Diane in Chicago

7 Jan 12, 2012
Reply by Rand Moore

Dulcimer 1 5 8 (DAd) chord chart

And below is a PDF you can print out.  It might be slightly different, so check.

Started by Diane in Chicago

0 Jan 8, 2012


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