Dulcimer Kit

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Dulcimer Kit

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Dulcimer Kit

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Easy to build! A simple but rewarding introduction to instrument making, this high quality solid walnut American kit produces a handsome traditional dulcimer with beautiful tone.

All the parts are included (strings, pick, geared tuners and instructions, too). You supply the sandpaper, glue and finish. The soundboard and hourglass sides are bookmatched for beauty, and the 26-5/8" scale fingerboard is slotted for fretting. Assembled length: 37-1/2"

Easy finishing options
ColorTone Aerosol Guitar Lacquer is an economical way for the beginner to apply a finish without elaborate setup or equipment. Only a few cans are needed to completely finish your dulcimer. Or try brush-on application with ColorTone Brushing Varnish.


Product Instructions

Dulcimer Kit Instructions

Downloadable instructions for Dulcimer Kits.

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Put the kerfing in Stewmac!

(Customer's Reviews)

Good set of wood but.....
Leaving the kerfing out is NOT up to Stewmac's fine standards. I expect a change! I post this for anyone building according to the instructions. My photo show the kit partially completed. The key to building a good first instrument is NOT how it looks, it is how it plays. Put the front on first and make sure you take this measurement AS you install the back. Mine had a definite bow after installing the front. I let a glued back straighten the neck by simply checking and weighting or clamping....Maybe yours is flat BUT KNOW as you put the back on. All frets must touch the straight edge. Also...the instructions are part of the sale....other tools, like clamps and bandsaws help like a lot.


Lots of fun and a nice result

(Customer's Reviews)

I had an enjoyable few days working on this Dulcimer Kit. It was my first ever instrument build. I did purchase some kerfing and the spruce soundboad as well. I didn't think the instructions were difficult to follow but and I have fairly little woodworking experience. I finisshed it with tung oil. Very easy and practically fool proof. Now if I could just play "I'll Fly Away" like the pros do I'll be happy.



(Customer's Reviews)

I would not buy this kit again on a bet. Poor instructions, insufficient bracing, no kerfing, shoddy peghead detail (tearout at edge of scroll required filling). Not remotely satisfied with this kit for the price paid.

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