Thank you for the advice. Like I said, I don't have it with me - there was no room in the luggage this time! I will try what you have suggested as soon as I get the dulcimer! By the way, there are dulcimer players in New Mexico (that's where my family is from), but I don't know any personally. There used to be a lady in Capitan that my Mom knew. I don't know if she is still there or not. Thanks again for the advice!