Dulcimer #46 is complete!

After a coat of paste wax and installing the tuning machines, I attached the acoustic bass strings and carefully located the bridge in the optimum place.

On the evening of Friday, December 2nd, I joined the Naturecoast Dulcimer Players on the front porch of an historic house in nearby Floral City and played 2 hours of Christmas music for the passers-by. I had several arrangements of the music for the bass dulcimer, so I was able to put her through her paces. Richness and depth of the tone of this instrument is very impressive, if I say so myself.

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1 comment

    • Jon G. on December 4, 2016 at 11:08 am
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    Oh my gosh! This so awesome, Tim ! I just love the recent pictures you posted and I wish I could have been there to listen and watch you folks at the historic house Christmas gig. The whole idea of this new born bass coming to life is so impressive to me. I must also add that I have told quite a few friends and a few relatives about your interesting website with the bass building process and photos. Many have gotten back to me and are amazed at this concept of posting the whole dulcimer building process for others to appreciate!

    Thanks!

    Jon G

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