Customize Your Dulcimer

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These pages will give you some ideas and suggestions concerning some details of your dulcimer. This will not only reflect areas of your interest, but will insure that your dulcimer is one-of-a-kind.

Please understand that I will always strive to maintain high standards and my dulcimers will always reflect a certain style, but custom components make the process much more meaningful.

Shapes

Basic mountain dulcimer shapes:

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Sound Holes

The dulcimer sound holes are necessary to let the sound “out of the box”. They also serve to personalize the instrument, reflecting personal interests or traditional designs. Generally, the sound holes nearest the bridge (and the strum hollow) are larger than the sound holes nearer the nut. If the dulcimer is a teardrop shape, there may …

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