So I joined another web site all about dulcimers, I really just did it to get a set of plans I wanted. Anyway, I post a question about how small a dulcimer do you all make. I had made one using just a single cigar box so it was pretty small it had 2 strings and it has a sweet sound. The only response I get is some clown telling me I can't really call it a dulcimer if it does not have 3-4 strings because I can't even chord along with 2. I did not even answer although there are many answers worth giving from yes I can chord along to asking him about Galax style playing. The thing is, I do not want to be in any box. No rules opens up a lot of new ideas. So thanks to Shane for doing away with all that BS way back in the beginning. Has this happened to any of you all?

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Yep. I tend to see the snobs more online on 6 string pages. They are into standard tuning and traditional learning mrthods alone. A good bit I'd people who seem interested tweak their tunings, and such. Just gotta roll with it.

If it has a cigar box and strings you shorten with fingers/frets/slide it is very Fred

If it has a cigar box it is almost Fred

if it was made in your home shop it is close enough to Fred

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