#2.011 Koa/Cedar Serenade Dulcimer
This Serenade model mountain dulcimer is currently on the workbench, being built for a customer, and is already sold. Made from curly Hawaiian Koa for the back and sides, Western Red Cedar for the top, and Macassar Ebony for the fingerboard, it will feature a 27" scale length and diatonic fretboard with the .5, 1.5, 6.5, 8.5, and 13.5 frets added. Strap buttons and a hardshell case are included, as well as an LR Baggs bridge saddle pickup system with integral end-pin cable jack installed.
Photos from the Bench
Photo 1 - Top, Back, Sides, and Bindings are roughed out. These have been lightly sprayed with denatured alcohol to approximate how the color and grain will appear when finished. Denatured alcohol is used as it evaporates very quickly without adding any moisture content to the wood.
Photo 2 - Soundholes are cut, and the top and back braces are installed.
Photo 3 - Sides, linings, and bindings are bent and ready to build with the top and back.
Photo 4 - The body is ready to "close-the-box".
Photo 5 - The body is built with bindings & purflings installed. The neck is assembled, inlayed, and slotted for frets.
Photo 6 - All built and ready for final sanding and finishing!
Features & Specifications...
Serenade Model Features
-Solid wood construction
-Carbon fiber reinforced neck
-3 & 4 string slots
-Black Gotoh tuning machines
-Easy to change ball end strings
-Strap buttons included
-Hardshell case included
-LR Baggs Pickup included
-Figured Koa back & sides
-Western Red Cedar top
-Maple leaf design soundholes
-Curly Maple bindings
-Black/White/Black top purfling
-Macassar Ebony fingerboard
-Macassar Ebony headstock overlay
-Pewter "Tindle" headstock logo
-Copper Maple Leaf inlays
-Diatonic fretboard plus
-.5, 1.5, 6.5, 8.5, and 13.5 frets
Overall length - 35"
Overall height - 3"
Body height - 2"
Upper body width - 6.5"
Lower body width - 8"
Fingerboard width - 1.5"
Vibrating string length - 27"
Expected Completion - June 2023
Tindle Music Company
8270 East 41st Street - Tulsa, OK - 74145 - 918.688.6790 - firstname.lastname@example.org