strong grain will hold machine head screws well .
Be very gentle with the tight ,straight grain , will split easy.
Folkcraft® Northern Cherry Mountain Dulcimer Fingerboard, Nut And Bridge Slots Cut, Frets Installed, 1 1/2” Wide
I buy a lot of wood parts for making my own dulcimers. I always get them fast, and there's no fussing around making parts. This kerfing is only a few bucks, and will save me hours of grunt work. I get to focus on dulcimer building!