Design is a constant process, at least for me.
The past is an archive of knowledge that inspires new ideas.
I have collected many images over the years that I browse through when considering a new dulcimer design or when looking for a solution to a design problem.
Here are several images that have recently come to the top of the pile when looking for some new ideas. I can not remember where most of these images came from but I share them with you for your inspiration.
I thank the craftspeople and luthiers before me for their effort and continuing legacy.
I see no need to abandon the past while moving forward. To do so would be a great loss. Tradition is not static; it evolves.