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Thread #60344 Message #966770
Posted By: GUEST,Russ
13-Jun-03 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: Building a mountain dulcimer
Subject: RE: Building a mountain dulcimer
Based on my own experience and conversations with professional dulcimer makers, I would suggest that you not use maple. It is not a popular wood for dulcimers. One doesn't see maple dulcimers very often and a maple dulcimer with marginally acceptable sound quality is rare enough to invariably elicit the remark "Not bad for maple".
Some of the more popular dulcimer woods are walnut and cherry for sides and back and spruce for the top.