I saw some great videos on YouTube of an épinette des Vosges, a French cousin of the Mountain Dulcimer. It has a very sweet sound. 

Does anyone know a suitable cigar box for me to attempt to build one? It looks like the common design is rectangular or trapezoidal, with approximate dimensions of about 2" high. 3" wide. and a bit over 24" long.

Below is sort of what I'm talking about, a beautiful build by Michael J. King:

I'm not sure if a cigar box would be big enough. Perhaps I could find a rectangular craft box or even an USPS Priority box?

As for the fretboard attached on top, does anyone know if it is fretted similarly to a ukulele one? I have an already fretted uke board that would be perfect if the fretting is the same. (I assume an epinette is fretted like a dulcimer...)

Thanks!

Jose

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You could attach two or three matching cigar boxes end to end.

Check out the dulcimer group, I'm sure somebody in there has already built one using the multi-box approach.

Randy has. The fretting still follows rule of 18, yep.

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