Dulcimer 001

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Cedar Strip Top, Dulcimer

Blackwater River Guitars
Dulcimer 001

This is a Mountain Dulcimer in a non-traditional shape.

Except for the hardware, binding, and purfling, it was made from wood left over from other projects.

  • Top:  Cedar strips left over from building a strip-built canoe. 
  • Back and sides: Cherry from friend, woodworker, photographer and boatmaker, Ed Wennerstrom.
  • Peghead:  4 pieces of cherry from pallet wood.
  • Fretboard:  Cherry from pallet wood, bookmatched grain.
  • End block:  Cherry.
  • Bindings:  Rosewood. 
  • Nut and Bridge:  Plastic
  • Bracing and linings (inside - not visible):  Cedar, left over from the canoe.
  • The hardware (tuners, strings, frets, string pins) was purchased.