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Members: 68
Latest Activity: Jul 30

Welcome to Dulcimer Village!

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

Discussion Forum

Resonator Dulcimer

Started by Lex Luthier Jul 30. 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. 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

Great Forum post on fretting a dulcimer neck

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Roy D Durrence Mar 23, 2014. 2 Replies

.Dulcimer Fretting by Diane in Chicago.Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by Roger Morin on December 12, 2009 at 7:15pm
I bought one of Jay's big sticks and learning to play it. At least with this I can play something that people understand lol.
Comment by Ted Crocker on December 13, 2009 at 1:57pm
Comment by Brian "Pork Pie" Anderson on December 22, 2009 at 5:44am
Working on my first dulci and I have a bridge question, do I measure from the nut to the seventh fret to get my bridge placement? - thanks
Comment by Wichita Sam on January 2, 2010 at 10:55am
just posted a song "Fiddle de de" played on a stick dulcimer... tell me what you think
Comment by Diane in Chicago on January 2, 2010 at 1:16pm
Yes, Pork Pie, that's your octave, so double the nut-to-7th to get your nut-to-bridge measurement. Post them pictures!
Comment by Terry Carmack on January 5, 2010 at 11:11pm
Im building a CBG Dulci, what strings should I use...HEEEELLLLLPPPP Me please
Comment by Roger Morin on January 6, 2010 at 7:13am
If you have a three string you can use strings for a four string banjo I have .023, .016 and .009 or you can buy a set from strumstick.com for about $6.00
Comment by Richard Parsons on January 23, 2010 at 3:38pm
I have added a new photo album, "How I Build a Dulcimer", and uploaded 25 photos..
Comment by Ted Crocker on January 23, 2010 at 4:28pm
Great show Richard. Beautiful instrument and a lot of info in your photos. Here's a slideshow of your album

Find more photos like this on Handmade Music Clubhouse
Comment by Diane in Chicago on January 23, 2010 at 5:16pm
Richard, that was really beautiful and helpful. I want to know more about the finishing, please!


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