..and the "Dulcimore"
I didn't know what to call it. I've used girls names, descriptions and now for lack of imagination, the obvious. "Dulcimore"
It is an amalgamation of the "Betty" and the "ultra-lite". I've also decided to abandon the contemporary DAd tuning set up and string selection associated with it. A wonderfully sounding Ionian 1-5-5 tuning is better suited with the bass string being just a few thousands larger than the melody and middle drone to ring proper. With an all Poplar piece it should come in at around a pound! Tuned usually up around Aee it really rings. So:
26 inch VSL
4 1/4 inch upper bout
3 inch waist
5 1/8 inch lower bout
1 3/8 inch sound box depth
Prices start at just $350 shipped to your door USPS Priority insured. All Poplar with your choice of Rosewood, Boxwood or Ebony tuners and a shellac or hand rubbed oil finish.
Customization; let me know what traditional aspects you want and I can make it. I make Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore!