Home-built 39" 4-string dulcimer - $150/best offer

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Home-built 39" 4-string dulcimer - $150/best offer

Postby Greg_in_MD » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:08 am

I was given a dulcimer, and I don't play -- I'm a guitarist, and I thought I might learn, but after several years, I haven't made the time, so... :roll:

It was apparently hand-built by someone related to the donor. I have no real idea what the wood types are; my eye says the top and sides are oak, but...
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Length overall is about 39"
Width at the bout is 6.25"
Fretboard length is 22"
18 frets

The tuning pegs are metal direct-drive (no gears) and work well.
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The end pins are small brads, and the bridge is a piece of threaded rod, like a screw with the head cut off.

I have photos of all of that; I can send more than this board will attach.

It's in good condition; I really have no idea what it's worth and am open to discussions. I have no idea if it sounds "good" - I am not a dulcimer player and have no ability to judge. :? I would love to see the instrument get played.

I'm asking $150 as a starting point; I'm open to negotiations. I'd be willing to trade for a nylon-string acoustic guitar or other guitar gear, if that works for you.

I'm in St. Michaels, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

Please contact me via email: gsfarley<at>gmail.com and put "GREG-DULCIMER" in the subject line so I know it isn't spam.
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