The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60344 Message #965323
Posted By: Walking Eagle
10-Jun-03 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Building a mountain dulcimer
Subject: RE: Building a mountain dulcimer
How good are your wood working skills? The reason I ask is that rarely do even the best dulcimers go for over $3 - $500.00. Is it really worth your time when good ones can be had for $175 - $225? Perhaps it is and you would like the challenge of building one, then go right ahead. But I would seriously consider buying one from a known dulcimer maker. They have already made the mistakes and cut all of their fingers and spilled stain all over the floor etc.
If you want to sally forth, check a website tatled www.EverythingDulcimer.com for some help. Also, some of the newer kit models are very good and quite authentic.
Whatever you do, good luck!