Here are a few tools and kits for building dulcimers and other stringed instruments.
Hi Dwain, Just a quick line of thanks for using your expertise to create the Bear Meadows Fret Template at such a reasonable price.
Prior to getting this template, I had been laying my fretboard blank next to the fretboard of a completed dulcimer of the same VSL and copying the locations. I always seemed to experience a little drift no matter how much time I spent rechecking. An investment in a set of 12 inch calipers didn’t help much either, but for about what I spent on the calipers, your template did the trick.
Not only is it easier to use, I spend a lot less time checking my work, because my first use proved it to be dead-on accurate. I would recommend it to any dulcimer builder – or any luthier, for that matter.