Just made a new form for my Strumdrop stick dulcimers. I'm making them a little larger now. Anyway, been a while since I've contributed anything to the site. So I thought I'd share a build-a-long blog.
My plans for this build are:
Old growth Redwood soundboard from George Beckwith.
Black Walnut back and neck.
Birdseye rock maple sides, fingerboard and headstock overlay.
6-string using mandolin tailpiece
Custom Randy Bretz piezo rod bridge/saddle
13 inch scale length, 20 frets
Here's where we are so far. I got my sides bent and in the form. I chose to use a single 30 inch long piece to bend for my sides.