strumelia wrote:Richard do you consider this a mountain dulcimer, or an MD ancestor?
strumelia wrote:Well, though it looks rather 'scheitholtish' at first glance, it does have the raised fretboard running down the middle of the soundboard, which is one of the critical points differentiating mtn dulcimers from a European dulcimer ancestor, right? Also, it was definitely made in America, correct? 1880's?
Ken Bloom wrote:In my humble opinion, definitely a dulcimer. Raised staff is one of the hallmarks of the American dulcimer as opposed to any of the European cousins of the time.
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