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Traditional Hourglass Style Mountain Dulcimer Plan

Item Number 2310153

Regular price $11.00

If you have ever wondered how to build your own mountain dulcimer, then you need our building plans for a traditional hourglass-shaped mountain dulcimer. Our full scale pattern shows you the exact dimensions and shapes for the fingerboard, soundboard (top), braces, back, tail block, fingerboard, fret spacing (this plan shows a 27" VSL), bridges, string spacing and so much more. Suggested wood types are also provided. This hourglass dulcimer plan will get you past the hard part of building an instrument, and right into the fun part - cutting, gluing, and finishing!
 
Please note: The various wood parts that we offer are appropriate for use with this dulcimer plan, but you may find that some dimensions don't match exactly. If you use the wood parts that we sell (the same parts we use in our own shop for building Folkcraft and FolkRoots dulcimers!) you may find it necessary to adjust this dulcimer plan to fit the wood perfectly. These mountain dulcimer plans are intended to offer you a starting point and a set of guidelines for the instruments you will build.

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David Morgenstern
Plan Sheet Quality

The plan layout is exceptional…. no if’s buts or ands… I have not found an instruction book for dulcimer construction, so one of those would be great too. Having made several ukuleles, I’m not completely helpless, but for a first timer, instructions would be fantastic.

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John Eickstadt
Good plans

These are very nice hourglass dulcimer plans. Plenty of detail to work with.
I would very much like to see a couple more fret spacings than just the 28". Perhaps a 27, 26 and 25" spacing list for those of us with smaller finger span would be a wonderful addition. Thank you

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Michael Mullins
Dreadnought guitar plans

These plans have all the important measurements you will need when building a guitar. I am excited to start building!

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george scarlett
Good plan!

Not a lot of detail, but acceptable. Gb

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Larry Edinger
Bowed Psaltery Plan

Good and detailed Plans