Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

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Dulcimer Making

A group for those making dulcimers or interested in dulcimer making.

Members: 501
Latest Activity: on Saturday

Searching for a particular topic about building dulcimers?...

To help find specific subjects, posts, and discussions amongst the discussions within this group, there is a very handy SEARCH button. To use the search function within this Builder's Group, simply go to the bottom of the Discussion Forum here and click on "View All" discussions. At the top of that window list of discussions, you will see a search box in the upper left where you can type a search term, phrase, or word to help you find a particular post or thread. This search function can also help you find an older discussion that may already cover and answer a subject you were about to ask about. Thank you!

Discussion Forum

Soundboard choice? 9 Replies

Started by Terry Evans. Last reply by Robert Schellhammer on Saturday.

Salvaged Timber 23 Replies

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by Pete Staehling on Friday.

tunings 7 Replies

Started by James Mayo. Last reply by Robin L. Sacks Aug 25.

Guitar kits 8 Replies

Started by Ed Gaunt. Last reply by Ed Gaunt Aug 16.

finishing for plywood box dulcimer 5 Replies

Started by john warren. Last reply by Pete Staehling Aug 15.

Transducer mic 4 Replies

Started by Don BARNES. Last reply by Bill Robison on Wednesday.

Pricing..... 31 Replies

Started by David Lynch. Last reply by David Lynch Aug 24.

Soundboard 8 Replies

Started by Larry LaBounty. Last reply by Robert Longstaff Aug 14.

Wood choices and new bandsaw 12 Replies

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by Robert Schellhammer on Saturday.

Finishing Mahogany 16 Replies

Started by Caleb Dan Bennett. Last reply by David Lynch Aug 8.

#3 is done, getting better 9 Replies

Started by Carla Ruigh. Last reply by Kenneth W. Longfield Aug 1.

How to determine correct height 9 Replies

Started by Jerry Holman. Last reply by Michael McCombs Aug 3.

crafting sound-indiana instrument builders 4 Replies

Started by Joe Robison. Last reply by David Lynch Jul 29.

Shipping the finished product 15 Replies

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by Robin L. Sacks Aug 8.

Dulcimer wood 4 Replies

Started by Robert Worth. Last reply by Jerry Holman Jul 17.

Wound String for Octave? 5 Replies

Started by Pete Staehling. Last reply by Pete Staehling Jul 12.

sycamore and butternut 14 Replies

Started by Jerry Holman. Last reply by Jerry Holman Jul 9.

My first machine!

Started by Mark Runge Jul 5.

Trick to tune up your fine finish 4 Replies

Started by Brian Beach. Last reply by Brian Beach Jul 26.

The merits or not of a fretboard radius 19 Replies

Started by tony johnson. Last reply by tony johnson Jul 9.


Members (501)


SINGLE INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOPS, Performances, Band Gigs & Special Club Event NOTICES

Offering some special workshops? Performing at a gig? A Dulcimer Club activity? List your SINGLE INSTRUCTOR Special Event or workshop- CLICK HERE!

The Inspired Volunteer FOTMD Welcoming Commitee of the month!

3 CHEERS to members

Jim Fawcett

Karen Keane


John Wood


R N Lacky


Louis Stivali


Kenneth Longfield


Benjamin Barr

John Keane
...For warmly greeting new members and making them feel welcome here on FOTMD!


Visit Strumelia's Beginner Noter-Drone dulcimer Blog

I have a main blog for Traditional style mountain dulcimer playing here: Mountain Dulcimer Noter-drone Blog This is an old style of playing where you only fret your notes on the melody string, while letting the drones strings ring open. In my blog, I express my personal views about playing, I offer free TAB and free beginner videos, and I try to help beginners understand in a very basic simple way the 'mysteries' of playing the mountain dulcimer in traditional modal noter/drone style.

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