Hi mtl-ga ! I've owned a Walnut Valley (my 1st one) since 1994 and have been very pleased with it. It's still the one that I play the most. Mine is the "Wildwood Mountain" model with Rosewood back & sides with a Redwood top and walnut fretboard. It has hummingbird and vine soundholes. There's a walnut tree, mother-of-pearl inlay between the zero & 1st fret. Jack Brunner, the owner the Walnut Valley Dulcimer & Clock Co. that was located in Burns Kansas, became severely ill and had to let his business go. Too bad, since the craftmanship, tone, action, etc were more than excellent ! A gentleman just ouside of Burns, by the name of Rodney Khoen bought all the equipment and was crafting beautiful instruments which he named "Wildwood Dulcimers". I had the pleasure of playing one at a festival last August. I used to correspond with Rodney, but last time I sent him an e-mail, it came back "undelivered". He was supposed to have a website soon, but it doesn't seem to be active yet. You got yourself a fine instrument. Enjoy playing it !