Here are some images and sound clips of recent dulcimers. These are typical of the sounds my dulcimers produce. (The clips were recorded directly into a PC via the sound card using a small microphone mounted near a sound hole, and with no subsequent sound processing. A flat pick was used.)
Dulcimer#31 -Western Red Cedar and New Guinea Rosewood
Tramps and Hawkers
Dulcimer #32 – Western Red Cedar and Black Wattle
Hourglass style dulcimer with Western Red Cedar top and Black Wattle back, sides and fretboard (Acacia Mearnsii).
(Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith – “Deepening”)
Dulcimer #78 – Western Red Cedar and Tualang
Hourglass dulcimer with Western Red Cedar top and Tualang back, sides and fretboard.
Dulcimer #80 – Sitka Spruce and Australian Red Cedar
Hourglass dulcimer with Sitka Spruce top, Australian Red Cedar back and sides and Mahogany fretboard overlayed with Ironbark.
I’ll Fly Away