Bob Mize was a friend, fellow luthier and member of Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild. He was a kind of mentor to me as a new member of the guild back in 1977. He build thousands of fine Mountain Dulcimers for most of his life. This "f" hole Hourglass model has a Black Walnut body, headstock and fretboard. For the top Bob used Butternut (white walnut) which was a favorite. I think he may have cut the tree on his own property. The fret scale is 26 1/2" which is about two inches shorter than the McSpaddens! This is truly a classic ... #2709 made in 1991.
Classis "Bob Mize" Walnut/Butternut Mountain Dulcimer
Mountain Dulcimer Strap
Snark Chromatic Tuner
Mountain Dulcimer Songbook