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Members: 66
Latest Activity: May 9

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

Discussion Forum

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

My "Boat Paddle" Dulcimer Stick Build

Started by Tom Walters. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jan 7, 2013. 2 Replies

Inspired by Rand Moore from Cigar Box Nation, I am taking a crack at building a Dulcimer Stick patterned after his comprehensive write up. I am building two at once and the necks will be oak with…Continue

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Comment by Randy Burks on November 27, 2012 at 1:14am

I have a couple of questions. I am working on a lap type dulcimer from nut to bridge is 28.5. What strings would be best to use and what tuning would be best

Comment by Ted Crocker on July 21, 2012 at 3:19pm

Can someone (Randy?) add a discussion here above on what frets to leave out for dulci fretting please?


Comment by Randy S. Bretz on July 14, 2012 at 10:08am

check out this Boss Loop vid....Wow !!!!!!!

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on July 14, 2012 at 10:07am

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on July 14, 2012 at 9:56am

Comment by Mark Lillo on November 25, 2011 at 6:32am

Comment by Mark Lillo on November 7, 2011 at 4:28am

6 string cedar dulcimer 25 1/2" scale

Comment by Mark Lillo on August 15, 2011 at 4:37am
Comment by Mark Lillo on August 5, 2011 at 11:14am

6 string cedar dulcimer

Comment by Mark Lillo on July 29, 2011 at 9:17pm

4 string dulcimer with a double course on the melody string.


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