John R. Brackett, DDS, MAGD
Creating Beautiful Smiles
Call: (630) 323-2047


This is really close supervision during practice.

  This mountain dulcimer was made by Bob Magowan,  Hawaiian Koa with a Sitka Spruce sound board - very mellow sound. 


 Our passion for Dulcimers started in a cabinet makers shop in Berea, KY.  Warren May, the owner, builds mountain dulcimers, also known as lap dulcimer,Appalachian Dulcimer or fretted dulcimer -- not to be confused with the Hammered Dulcimer, an all together different  instrument.   

THE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER BUILDING CLASS,  jULY 2017   Building the SweetSong dulcimer by McSpadden


glueing up head & tail stock                                                                       Bottom & top pieces are next

Mtn. Dulcimer build, head & tail stock Sizing up soundboard & bottom

 gluing sound board & fretboard assembly                                          waiting for laquer to dry, bathroom of course,

gluing the soundboard lacquer drying, hanging in shower

 near completion, started Sunday,  played the next  Friday.

Mtn. dulcimer nearly finished