I've been talking with my husband about building this, he has built me a dulcimer and a violin, so, has experience, but he's been sick and cannot build at this time. He thinks that he can maybe guide me through building one.
Best part is, he has all the things you listed that I would need!
Now another question, I like a more mellow but loud sound as opposed to a bright sound, what type of wood would you suggest to get that sound. I know some woods have a brighter sound, but not sure if I would want that. We are thinking possibly a spruce top.
I am also in the Kantele camp since last week, when i finished a Harpkit kantele (and it looks a lot like Macy Jayne's, i also have the tree of life as a rosette). I really love the enchanting sound of the Kantele and the mythology surrounding it!
Hello Patric ! We should introduce them at Launde next year, lol. My current one , made about 10 yrs ago, is of Ash construction, and perhaps a bit heavy. Have to look into making something lighter !
Hello John! That would be nice to do. I will have to see if i can manage to take a boat to England next year, so i can bring multiple instruments (because if i fly over, i can only bring one dulcimer :) ). The harpkit kantele has a mahogany soundboard and walnut frame. I would love to see your kantele one day!
Hey Judy, i have no doubt that you can build one. You must introduce me to this instrumment.