I might have started a new trend, now if i can just come up with a name for it. Took the pickin' stick to dulcimer club meeting last night. Also took my "stock" of cigar boxes plus the wooden box that I made. In the process of checking it out with the other Mt. Dulcimer players the discovery was made that if we put the box that I made under the other end of the fretboard, the whole thing was so much louder!! it was surprising. So, I am working on putting that part together tonight. Fretboards are NOT my specialty and I DO NOT enjoy making fretboards. the wooden boxes are no problem with me...I love that part...if I could get someone to build me simple fretboards and cut the slots in them, and sell them at a reasonable price, then I could put the tuners on them and install the frets without too much trouble. Folkcraft sells them about $20.00 a piece. I want to build some of these unique looking dulcimers for beginners models.
GailK Any takers out there? PS: can you believe that this subject has taken up 3 pages of replies?? unbelieveable!!