Building a Nylon string dulcimer Page 5

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Building a Nylon string dulcimer Page 5

Postby tukanu » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:12 pm

The bridge was the next step in the process. Because this dulcimer had to be built light and the top allowed to vibrate as freely as possible, the bridge needed to be placed free of the fretboard. As I mentioned earlier, the fretboard was lowered to 5/8” so that the bridge didn’t end up being too high. Even though nylon strings have less tension than steel strings, they are still capable of pulling the bridge off the soundboard. Many ukuleles suffer this fate.
Here are some photos of the bridge construction:
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