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Members: 70
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2017

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A friendly place to show off your dulcimer creations and discuss building and playing tips.

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I need a favor please.

Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by Bobby Fields Dec 2, 2015. 2 Replies

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 the things. So I get on the computer ,go to this site and…Continue

Resonator Dulcimer

Started by Lex Luthier Jul 30, 2015. 0 Replies

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 piezo rod underneath the bridge and the Vol / Tone pots are…Continue

Tags: stick, dulcimer, resonator

Scale Length verses Tuning Characteristics of Stick Dulcimers

Started by Rand Moore May 9, 2015. 0 Replies

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 instrument can handle without popping (breaking) a string, or having…Continue

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

Started by LJ. Last reply by Brian Lemin Mar 27, 2014. 17 Replies

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 just skip certain frets? If so what frets are skipped? And…Continue

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Comment by Mark Lillo on August 5, 2011 at 11:14am

6 string cedar dulcimer

Comment by Mark Lillo on July 29, 2011 at 9:17pm

4 string dulcimer with a double course on the melody string.

Comment by Wade on June 23, 2011 at 9:33am
I believe they are 3/16. Used a standard staple gun. These went in easy on pine. I even pulled a few out with little effort to reposition.
Comment by Diane in Chicago on June 23, 2011 at 9:01am
Wade, what size staples did you use?
Comment by Wade on June 23, 2011 at 8:08am

My Down and Dirty Dulcimer build

built in one afternoon and tons of fun to play.



Comment by Diane in Chicago on March 30, 2011 at 6:27pm

go here, to the building forum:  http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/group/dulcimermaking


Nice, helpful people.

Comment by Joe Ledington on March 29, 2011 at 11:58pm

I am starting a hour glass MD and I am looking for a good cheap way to make a beading iron any ideas?


Comment by Dana Harlan on February 27, 2011 at 10:41am
Whoa! So nice randy. More beautiful work. Go man.
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on February 27, 2011 at 9:32am
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on February 27, 2011 at 9:30am
Whiskey box bowed dulci

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