This is a Hammered Dulcimer I made for the Horniman museum in London for their hands-on gallery. After I installed it for them I gave a short performance. It's a bit different to the instruments I normally make. It has a continuous bridge top made of stainless steel. The individual Delrin bridge tops I usually use would be lost in next to no time by the children.
Hammered Dulcimer Blog
Its always interesting to have a challange!
This Appalachian Dulcimer was being made by a young man who sadly died before finishing it. His parents, 20 years later brought it to me to finish it off. That involved preceding in a different way to normal because things had been done in the wrong order and some very thin materials had been used. Anyway I had to solve a few other problems that the maker hadn't considered. But the finished instrument looks really interesting despite having a few things I wasn't able to 'disappear'. The clients are delighted.