Other Instruments with Diatonic Fretboards

I’m curious about what other dulcimer players and builders think about the whole range of dulcimer-like diatonic instruments that you basically strap on and play underneath like a guitar. There are some interesting new instruments that have gotten on my radar recently: http://seagullguitars.com/seagull_merlin.html http://www.folkcraft.com/druid-moon-dulcileles.html …and of course the well-known McNally Strumsticks, which have been around for a LONG time: http://www.strumstick.com/ …and then the Olympia Dulcimer Company with their “walkabout” dulcimers (I have a bit of…
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