I made this without any skills at all. I took my time and it came out very very nice. I would recommend this to anyone. The sound of the dulcimer is very nice too. A fun project and and beautiful instrument!
Pretty easy to build, excellent written instructions. The estimate of 2 hours to build is a little sporty - it took me about 4 hours over a few days. All in all a nice starter instrument.
I built my first dulcimer from scratch. I bought the one to use everyday and not have to use my hand built one. It was very easy to assemble and has a very nice tone.
I wanted a dulcimer that I can take on a small regional plane and not worry if it got banged up so I ordered this kit. Super easy to build, stays tuned!, and sounds mellow. I’m happy with my choice.
One of these days I'll be good enough to justify a wood dulcimer, but for learning chromatic technique this cardboard dulcimer is just fine. It went together in a few hours, and actually has a pretty good tone.