Examples of 10/19/18/8 Linear Chromatics tm
All the instruments below are only meant to give you an idea of some of the various combinations that are possible. LCs are a little different as they don't have frontal soundholes which make my other Custom dulcimers so distinctive. They can still be quite handsome. This lack of frontal soundhole does not affect the instrument acoustically since there is a soundport in the front rail and a handhold in the back which together act as soundholes. All new instruments utilize a stainless steel bar as a stop for the 10 courses of the left most treble bridge. String spacing can be 7/8" or 1" on center.
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This 10/19/18/8 Linear Chromatic with 1" string spacing has natural Redwood soundboard with a Bocote frame. The bridges are Cherry with Wenge trim and Lacewood pin panels. The marking on this one is Piano.

Detail of Piano Marking. The natural Cherry would be the black notes, the painted areas the white notes. There is a continous stainless saddle on T2 and a continuous black acetal on all the rest of the bridges.
Detail of Bocote frame, Lacewood pin panels, and Wenge trim
This is an example of a 10/19/18/8 Linear Chromatic with 1" string spacing with the Piano Marking. This particular instrument has a Birdseye Maple frame and pin panels, natural Redwood soundboard, Cardinalwood trim and bridges.

Detail of Piano Marking. The natural Cardinalwood would be the black notes, the painted areas the white notes
Detail of Birdseye Maple frame and pin panels with the Cardinalwood trim and bridges


This is an example of a 10/19/18/8 Linear Chromatic with 1" string spacing and dampers. This particular instrument has a Cocobolo frame and pin panels, black Redwood soundboard, Ebony trim, Tulipwood bridges and dampers. The marking on this one is Standard.

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