The dulcitar is held and strummed like a guitar but like a dulcimer has diatonic frets, 2 melody strings, and 2 drone strings. These are often called Strumsticks*.
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Fretboard: 1" wide
Box volume: 140 cubic inches
Sound hole: 1 1/4"
Ingredients:Bering cigar box
Fret wire and tuning heads from CB Gitty
D'Addario dulcimer strings
|The Bering box is quite plain and I may go back and decorate it. You can see the heel cap made from American holly and a thin layer of walnut. The copper fret markers are hard to see.|
Video of my daughter Brenna playing the dulcitar.
Notes and Resources:http://www.cigarboxnation.com/
*Strumstick® is a registered trademark of McNally Instruments