Mountain dulcimer/hummingbird style

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Project by mjon posted 05-09-2020 08:54 PM 482 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Hummingbird shaped mountain dulcimer.its made from a cool piece of Australian lace wood ,quilted pacific maple,,cherry, walnut and fiddle back maple.hand rubbed oil six coats and a lot of rubbing . All made from scraps from other projects.of the four I just finished it sounds the best.cheers Michaeljon

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#1 posted 05-09-2020 09:32 PM

Very nice, love the figured back.

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#2 posted 05-09-2020 11:15 PM

you make the most beautiful dulcimers,it’s sad we cant also hear them are an incredible craftsman.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 05-09-2020 11:22 PM

Great project, superb use of what you call scaps.
Pure Genius.

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#4 posted 05-10-2020 01:03 AM

Congratulation on building a Beautiful Instrument with a Great sound.

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#5 posted 05-10-2020 01:24 AM

Well done. You definitely need to post some sound clips!

-- Darrel

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#6 posted 05-10-2020 07:10 AM

Nice work, beautiful wood.

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#7 posted 05-10-2020 05:01 PM

i love it. i used to play dulcimer. mine was made by homer ledford from kentucky. wood was yelllw poplar salvaged from an old slave cabin. i loved it. good luck with yours!!!!!

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#8 posted 05-11-2020 02:52 AM

That’s a great-looking dulcimer! Nicely done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 05-12-2020 02:47 AM

That is a good looking instrument.

-- Rick M,

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