Plans for hourglass Dulcimer are spot on. My first build but not my first Rodeo.
Been working wood all my life. I’m now in my seventy’s enjoying all the finer woodworking I never had the time for. Learned how to carve a spiral/volute head stock and thinking about feet or souls of shoes for sound holes. So maybe the first Soul Dulcimer is born as a compliment to the traditional heart shaped sound holes. Heart and soul, yeah! My sweetheart has a 50 year old, all cherry hourglass with hearts.we gonna be strumming out here.
I’m slowly working on a OM guitar build after this…just thought it would be a good way to get my feet wet in building a Dulcimer first…a lot of the same rules
apply. Thank you Folkcraft for keeping us older folks alive.
Not QUITE as easy to use having to push head and holding pin simultaneously but works great, holds tight. Beautiful workmanship.
I liked the capo - well made, but it is too big for my Applecreek. Guess I’ll have to order one of your dulcimers so it won’t go to waste!!
The capo I ordered is beautifully crafted. I can not use it yet because the neck of my instrument is too narrow and the capo cannot tighten enough. I am going to add a small block of cork to the capo to fill the needed gap. This being said I am excited to try it and to gain more flexibility with my instrument. Richard Ash was very helpful in brainstorming a solution.
good as always