Hello everybody! I am brand new to the group, and brand new to the world of dulcimers!
I bought mine just over a week ago second hand. I've been having a blast doing research and learning the basics of playing!
Today I took it into a local music shop to get a tuning peg replaced. While I was there, I asked for advice on cleaning the wood. I was given Dunlop's no. 65 guitar polish and cleaner. It occurred to me later that the wood of my dulcimer was unfinished, which might affect how the wood responds to the polish. Google and my family gave me lots of non committal answers.
What do you guys use to clean your dulcimers? Is your instrument finished or unfinished? What are some routine maintenance practices you do to keep your dulcimer in good shape?
I look forward to future discussions with you all!!