Motherearthnews.com offers free plans to make a hammered dulcimer in the DIY section of its website, and Rick Helms provides plans for a mountain dulcimer at his website. Both plans include a layout, parts list and step-by-step instructions.Continue Reading
In addition to the items listed, Motherearthnews.com offers several images to aid in the building process as well as a tool list. The plan also discusses types of wood to use, stringing and tuning the instrument, and a resource list for builders and new players.
Rick Helms' mountain dulcimer plan also offers a tool list and discussion of types of wood, as well as historical information about the mountain dulcimer. Additionally he provides detailed pictures of his entire process to help guide builders through making their own instruments.Learn more about Musical Instruments