The Intermediate Lutherie class builds on the skills of the Introduction, and extends them.

The aim of this class is to furnish the student with all the skills required to build dulcimers professionally.

In this class, the student learns how to

  • Carve the traditional scroll peghead and tailpiece.
  • Using the scraper plane to bring tonewoods to thickness
  • Creating the fretboard and profiling it for proper playing action
  • Using miniature routers.

The Intermediate Lutherie class covers much more material than the Introduction, and the work is more demanding. A Standard Hourglass dulcimer is built by the student. Only those with some knowledge of lutherie should enroll in this course.

To arrange for Studio Classes see Arrangements & Fees

Carving the Scroll Peghead - Click for larger view
Bear Meadow
Studio Classes