MiLightningDulcimer

Dulcimers With A Strong Voice

Farmington Hills, Michigan | 9 Sales

MiLightningDulcimer

Dulcimers With A Strong Voice

Farmington Hills, Michigan 9 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Matt Berg

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When I got interested in the mountain dulcimer, two things happened.

First, I read that the MD was an instrument with many variations. Instead of the usual hourglass or teardrop shape, many of my instruments use the Tennessee Music Box shape or the trapezoid shape. With a little tweaking, I can get superior sound quality and a much stronger voice with these shapes. They are also much more favorable for the bass sound I enjoy playing.

Second, I liked to play with my fingers, no picks or finger picks, just my fingers. This is great, try it. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get much volume with just your fingers. I spent a few years working on different ways to get more volume from the dulcimer. I finally decided on a floating fretboard design couple with the trapezoid shape described above.

The combination of these two gives you a dulcimer that is unique from most dulcimers you see and gives you a superior sound quality. Yes, I still work out of my basement and some of my instruments reflect this origin. Give them a try, you will be pleased.

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