This is my first cigar box dulcimer. I like it. That pretty neck and fret board wood is poplar, always a popular choice. It plays and sounds pretty good. Tuned GDG using the GBE strings from a guitar. Short scale 23.25 inches.

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Comment by Uncle John on September 16, 2020 at 1:35pm

I do remember, Bjorn.  Thanks!

Comment by Bjorn Damsgaard on September 16, 2020 at 10:01am

That is nice build! Maybe you remember my dulcimer from some time behind, I "split" the body to make it look "like" an Appalchian type. Your type is more practical so I shall try to make one. So thanks for the inspiration!

Comment by Uncle John on September 14, 2020 at 1:30pm

Thanks, Ambrose and Dave.

Comment by Dave Lynas on September 14, 2020 at 12:16pm
That’s sharp Unc. Bet it sounds great too.
Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on September 14, 2020 at 10:46am

This build certainly catches the eye Unc J!  Very neat build to incorporate two cigar boxes.

Comment by Uncle John on September 13, 2020 at 4:56pm

Either one, I wish you fun.

Comment by Southern Ray on September 13, 2020 at 3:53pm

 Well I just happened to find a nice three foot section of 1x4 dark poplar the other day. It's nice and straight as well. I also have four niiiice long cohiba boxes I have accumulated and been saving for special projects. Wanted to build a dulcimer since I started this kind of stuff. Amp building isn't working too well for me right now and I need a break from it...Hmmmm... That lap steel I have been promising myself next or the dulcimer... "Floundering in the sea of intellectual uncertainty..."

- George Baker, Teacher and much more...

Comment by Uncle John on September 13, 2020 at 2:07pm

Thanks, Ray.  i am pleased with it too.  But nothing special in the build.  I just lucked out and found that dark piece of poplar and two nice boxes.  I seldom scarf joint the head stock, but do one now and then to show myself I can do it.  I think that improved the look too.   

Find two good boxes and make one, Ray.  Or make your own box.

Comment by Southern Ray on September 13, 2020 at 1:39pm

 This is absolutely beautiful, Uncle John! I would love to hear you play anything on it. This is one that I have long wanted to build, but I am not ready for that. Gorgeous what you did with that poplar. Never seen it look quite that good.

Comment by Uncle John on September 13, 2020 at 8:22am

Maybe so, BQ.   Thanks, Pick.  It's not even a relic.

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