"In traditional dulcimer playing, when it's in your lap, you fret the string(s) closest to you as the melody, and the rest are just drones. So if those strings are doubled, you get a louder melody line. Often the fretting is done with a…"
"Re holding a dulcimer: it's traditionally on your lap, but it can slide around or tip. I use a strap around my waist. But you can also use a low table. And here's a thread talking about stands, lap boards, and using a medical walker as a…"
"I'm wondering about a steel-string for someone with perhaps some hand difficulties. Have you put a guitar into her hands and had her strum a few chords?
How about a nylon-string instead? Given her piano background, she might have an easier time…"
"Much as I like the idea, I am not sure a road show would be cost-effective for Godin. Running a road show requires personnel and guitar transportation. The higher end of the price range for Godin guitars is in the lower to middle range for a Taylor…"
"For me, for this particular song, the dreadnoughts have an edge over the Taylor. The bass line is much clearer and constrasting on the Martin and the Seagull. Having said that, I find the mids to be somewhat muddled-sounding on the Martin; the mids…"
"I would be cautious. I would want to see a picture of a long straightedge put on the frets and slid up to the bridge, to see where the straightedge hits the bridge. If it's at all below the top of the bridge, it may need a neck…"
"Great, thank you. So the 1.4" string spacing is only a tiny bit greater than the 1.375 of the Yamaha 1-11/16" neck. So it's the typical string spacing of of a 1-11/16", but with a bit more room on the edges of the neck, the same…"