"Hi Paul - Also make sure the guitar is well humidified, especially at this time of year. Keep it in a case with a humidifier, which can just be a soap dish or food container with some holes cut in it and a damp (not dripping) sponge inside. When I…"
"It would be easy to do a neck reset on a 1985 Seagull. The epoxied necks are a recent change. I did a neck reset on on my 1993 Seagull and it was quite easy after some false starts. There were two bolts holding the neck on, which I removed. Then I…"
"Below is link to a good (and long) checklist for what to check for when buying used. I'd emphasize bringing a straightedge to check the neck angle (see the entry on the list). If the straightedge hits much below the top of the bridge, the…"
"In standard simple dulcimer playing, you just fret the two high strings and leave the others open as a drone. So on a DAdd-tuned dulcimer, you fret the two high d's. Often the fretting is done with a "noter", which is a short piece of…"
"There are a number of tunings you can use. DAd (d is one octave up from D) or DAA are common. The two high strings are tuned together, so it's really DAdd or DAAA.
It depends on what "mode" you want play in. Some…"
"The Merlin looks like a flipped mountain dulcimer with fewer frets (and no 6 1/2 fret). It says "Inspired by the dulcimer". And here's a listing at Elderly that says it's tuned DADD (a common dulcimer tuning) and gives a price:…"
"I just use pieces of sponge in a 1/2 pint food container. I cut holes in the lid. If I need a soundhole humidifer I use a sponge I sliced in half horizontally, in a zip-lock bag with slots cut in it. I use a food container lid inside as well to make…"
"For iPad/iPhone, there's AnyTune, which will import an audio file (e.g. an iTunes song), and allow you to slow it down, mark and loop sections, etc. It's pretty versatile and easy to use. I compared it with a few other similar products:…"
"By presswood, I believe Godin means some pressed-wood product made of wood fibers or chips bonded together with an adhesive. Particle board, like you'd find in Ikea furniture is an example. It will have veneer (or plastic) outer layers, but…"
"Dave's post is right on. I tried sanding with the neck on the body and it was very difficult to do it evenly and with the right taper. I finally took the neck off in a manner similar to Dave, but I used a clothes iron to heat the fretboard and…"