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Thread #60344 Message #965472
Posted By: dick greenhaus
10-Jun-03 - 08:00 PM
Thread Name: Building a mountain dulcimer
Subject: RE: Building a mountain dulcimer
Go for it. I've built a few, and I think it's safe to say that there really aren't any rules, except for fret placement. Shape doen't seem to make much difference in sound, and choice of woods probably does, but I don't think anyone a able to predict just what.
The mountain dulcimer seems to be designed to have very little volume and very little resonance--the thick fingerboard militates against much in the way of resonance.