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Appalachian Dulcimer History - Scroll For More Information
The Appalachian dulcimer first appeared in the early 19th century among Scotch-Irish immigrant communities in the southern Appalachian Mountains, though there are speculations that the Appalachian dulcimer is related to similar European instruments like the langeleik, scheitholt and epinette des Vosges.

With only three or four strings and a simple diatonic fret pattern, the Appalachian dulcimer is generally regarded as one of the easiest stringed instruments to learn. The traditional way to play the instrument is to lay it flat on the lap and pluck or strum the strings with the right hand, while fretting with the left. Alternatively, the dulcimer may also be placed on a wooden table, which can boost volume. The instrument is generally strung with the melody string (or string pair) on the player's side of the instrument, and the bass string on the outside.

The frets of the Appalachian dulcimer are typically arranged in a diatonic scale. Traditionally, the Appalachian dulcimer was usually tuned to CGG or DAA. The key note is on the bass string and the middle and melody strings are at an interval of a perfect fifth above it. The melody string is tuned so that the tonic is at the third (diatonic) fret. This facilitates playing melodies in the Ionian mode (the major scale). The melody is played on the top string (or string pair) only, with the unfretted drone strings providing a simple harmony, giving the instrument its distinctive traditional sound. To play in a different key, or in a different mode, a traditional player would have to re-tune the instrument. For example, to play a minor mode melody the instrument might be tuned to DAC. This facilitates playing the Aeolian mode (the natural minor scale), where the scale begins at the first fret.

Modern instruments usually include at least one additional fret, usually the so-called "six and a half" fret a half step below the octave. This enables one to play in the Ionian mode when tuned to DAd, the traditional tuning for the Mixolydian mode, where the scale starts on the open (unfretted) string. This arrangement is often found to be more conducive to chord-melody play. Fully chromatic dulcimers, with twelve frets per octave, are also made, to permit playing in any key without re-tuning.

The Appalachian dulcimer has made it's place amongst American musicians since it's arrival and is being kept alive by every generation. Even some famous musicians of our time play it, including Joni Mitchell and Cyndi Lauper!


Also see our Strumstick dulcimer page.
Arched Mountain Dulcimer, 4, Turns, Scroll Chord with your fingers or strum with a noter, the mountain dulcimer is a beautiful sounding instrument. The traditional hourglass shape helps separate and blend the bass and treble tones producing a wide range of tone color and a balance of sound. A soundboard of spruce and a body of rosewood combine to create a warm tone in the Arched Mountain Dulcimer. "Arched" refers to the underside of the fretboard which features two sweeping arches which help free the soundboard. The sculpted strum hollow fits a variety of playing styles, and the tailpiece anchors the loop end strings on the side, and provides a handrest when fingerpicking. The carved scroll pegbox features geared 4:1 banjo style tuners.

The fretboard is 1.25 inches wide, the scale length, nut to bridge, is 25 3/16 inches. The overall dimensions are L 33 x , W 7.5 x H (including bridge) 3.25 inches, the depth of the body without the bridge is 2 inches. DMARST4   $206.10  

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Cutaway Mountain Dulcimer, 4, Hearts The Cutaway Dulcimer plays the same and sounds the same as a traditional mountain dulcimer. One side, however, is narrower which allows the dulcimer to be played in a "guitar position" in addition to the normal "lap position". Thus the fingering is inverted from normal style. It is kind of a missing link between the tradional mountain dulcimer and our "stick style" Wildwood Dulcimer. The inverted fingerings are a little easier for guitar players but it still produces the rich, full sound of a mountain dulcimer. When you want to play in a traditional style, lay it flat and play it like any other mountain dulcimer.

The solid spruce soundboard features three "heart" holes. The back, sides, and fretboard, are rosewood. The fretboard has arches underneath allowing free space between the soundboard and the fretboard. The carved scroll peghead has geared 4:1 banjo style tuners. A pick and noter are included. DMCRH4   $206.10  

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Cutaway Mountain Dulcimer, 4, Knotwork The Cutaway Dulcimer plays the same and sounds the same as a traditional mountain dulcimer. One side, however, is narrower which allows the dulcimer to be played in a "guitar position" in addition to the normal "lap position". Thus the fingering is inverted from normal style. It is kind of a missing link between the tradional mountain dulcimer and our "stick style" Wildwood Dulcimer. The inverted fingerings are a little easier for guitar players but it still produces the rich, full sound of a mountain dulcimer. When you want to play in a traditional style, lay it flat and play it like any other mountain dulcimer.

The solid spruce soundboard features three "knotwork" holes. The back, sides, and fretboard, are rosewood. The fretboard has arches underneath allowing free space between the soundboard and the fretboard. The carved scroll peghead has geared 4:1 banjo style tuners. DMCRK4   $206.10  

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Cutaway Mountain Dulcimer, 4, Turns The Cutaway Dulcimer plays the same and sounds the same as a traditional mountain dulcimer. One side, however, is narrower which allows the dulcimer to be played in a "guitar position" in addition to the normal "lap position". Thus the fingering is inverted from normal style. It is kind of a missing link between the tradional mountain dulcimer and our "stick style" Wildwood Dulcimer. The inverted fingerings are a little easier for guitar players but it still produces the rich, full sound of a mountain dulcimer. When you want to play in a traditional style, lay it flat and play it like any other mountain dulcimer.

The solid spruce soundboard features three " f " holes. The back, sides, and fretboard, are rosewood. The fretboard has arches underneath allowing free space between the soundboard and the fretboard. The carved scroll peghead has geared 4:1 banjo style tuners. DMCRT4   $206.10  

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Roosebeck Deluxe Arched 4-String Mountain Dulcimer, Spruce Soundboard with F-Hole Openings This Deluxe model offers the best features from the Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer line! The arched fret board and the completely spruce soundboard are light weight and allow for more sound vibration, producing excellent sound quality. This mountain dulcimer has an hour glass shape and 4 of the classic f-hole openings on the sound board. The body, neck, nut, bridge and fret board are solid rosewood and the end peg has a gold color and is shaped like a crown. The carved scroll peg head features 4 gold colored mechanical geared straight tuners with a 4:1 ratio and there are 4 strings, including 2 melody strings, 1 middle string and 1 bass drone string. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD method to make it easy to pick up and play. The following accessories are included with item: pick, noter, draw string bag and owner's guide.

The 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets

This model includes the 6-1/2 and 13-1/2 frets. Most early dulcimers had a strictly diatonic scale; that is, the frets were placed so as to produce a major scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) with no extra half steps. More recently, dulcimer players have found that the placement of an extra fret between the 6th and 7th frets and between the 13th and 14th frets allows two things; (1) a major scale can be produced starting at another point (on the open string), and (2) most songs containing "accidental" notes can be played. The 6-1/2 and 13-1/2 frets add versatility. The disadvantage is that it takes a while to get used to the extra frets if you have been playing a dulcimer without it.

Important Specifications:

Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width

Nut: 1.25 inches in width, made from rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5 inches

4 tuning pegs/ levers

18 Metal Frets (Including the 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets)

DMDS4   $206.10  

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Roosebeck Emma Mountain Dulcimer 4 String, Vaulted Fretboard, Spruce Soundboard, Heart Openings This Deluxe model offers the best features from the Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer line! The arched fret board and the completely spruce soundboard are light weight and allow for more sound vibration, producing excellent sound quality. This mountain dulcimer has an hour glass shape and 4 heart openings on the sound board. The body, neck, nut, bridge and fret board are solid rosewood and the end peg has a gold color and is shaped like a crown. The carved scroll peg head features 4 gold colored mechanical geared straight tuners with a 4:1 ratio and there are 4 strings, including 2 melody strings, 1 middle string and 1 bass drone string. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD method to make it easy to pick up and play. The following accessories are included with item: pick, noter, draw string bag and owner's guide.

The 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 Frets

This model includes the 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 frets. Most early dulcimers had a strictly diatonic scale; that is, the frets were placed so as to produce a major scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) with no extra half steps. More recently, dulcimer players have found that the placement of an extra fret between the 6th and 7th frets and between the 13th and 14th frets allows two things; (1) a major scale can be produced starting at another point (on the open string), and (2) most songs containing "accidental" notes can be played. The 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 frets add versatility. The disadvantage is that it takes a while to get used to the extra frets if you have been playing a dulcimer without it.

Important Specifications:

Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width

Nut: 1.25 inches in width, made from rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5 inches

4 tuning pegs/levers

18 Metal Frets (Including the 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 Frets)
DMDS4H   $206.10  

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European Mountain Dulcimer European Mountain Dulcimer Also, known as a Schietholt.
The instrument measures 34" long x 5" wide and 2" high (863.6 x 127 x 50.8 mm). It has 5 strings, rosewood frame, birch soundboard, cutouts in soundboard and one on the back. Includes pick and wooden slide. This folksy musical instruments is in the zither family and is known as a Scheitholt. The German immigrants of the mid-1700's brought the Scheitholt to Pennsylvania and other parts of Colonial America. There are two strings over the frets that are noted, while the other three strings are drones. Played with pick. DME5   $233.10  

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Roosebeck Grace Mountain Dulcimer, Arched 4-String, Spruce Soundboard with F-Hole Openings As one of our most recent additions to our Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer line, this Grace model has many great features! Its arched fret board makes it lighter and as a result there is more soundboard vibration and excellent sound quality. It has an hour glass shape and its body, neck, nut, bridge and fret board are solid rosewood. Its end peg has a silver color and is shaped like a crown. The soundboard is spruce and has a charming rosewood skirt design on both ends, as well as 4 of the classic f-hole openings. This model also features 4 mechanical geared right angle tuners with a 14:1 ratio and has 4 strings, including 2 melody strings, 1 middle string and 1 bass drone string. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD method to make it easy to pick up and play. The following accessories are included with item: pick, noter, draw string bag and owner’s guide.

The 6-1/2 and 13-1/2 Frets

This model includes the 6-1/2 and 13-1/2 frets. Most early dulcimers had a strictly diatonic scale; that is, the frets were placed so as to produce a major scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) with no extra half steps. More recently, dulcimer players have found that the placement of an extra fret between the 6th and 7th frets and between the 13th and 14th frets allows two things; (1) a major scale can be produced starting at another point (on the open string), and (2) most songs containing "accidental" notes can be played. The 6-1/2 and 13-1/2 frets add versatility. The disadvantage is that it takes a while to get used to the extra frets if you have been playing a dulcimer without it.

Important Specifications:

Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width

Nut: 1.25 inches in width, made from rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5 inches

4 tuning pegs/ levers

18 Metal Frets (Including the 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets)
DMGS4   $161.91  

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Roosebeck Grace Mountain Dulcimer, Arched 5-String, Spruce Soundboard with F-Hole Openings
As one of our most recent additions to our Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer line, this Grace model has many great features! Its arched fret board makes it lighter and as a result there is more soundboard vibration, producing excellent sound quality. It has an hour glass shape and its body, neck, nut, bridge and fret board are solid rosewood. Its end peg has a silver color and is shaped like a crown. The soundboard is spruce and has a charming rosewood skirt design on both ends, as well as 4 of the classic f-hole openings. This model also features 5 mechanical geared right angle tuners with a 14:1 ratio and has five strings, including 2 melody strings, 2 middle strings and 1 bass drone string. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD method to make it easy to pick up and play. The following accessories are included with item: pick, noter, draw string bag and owner’s guide.

The 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets

This model includes the 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets. Most early dulcimers had a strictly diatonic scale; that is, the frets were placed so as to produce a major scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) with no extra half steps. More recently, dulcimer players have found that the placement of an extra fret between the 6th and 7th frets and between the 13th and 14th frets allows two things; (1) a major scale can be produced starting at another point (on the open string), and (2) most songs containing "accidental" notes can be played. The 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets add versatility. The disadvantage is that it takes a while to get used to the extra frets if you have been playing a dulcimer without it.

Important Specifications:


Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width

Nut: 1.25 inches in width, made from rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5 inches

5 tuning pegs/ levers

18 Metal Frets (Including the 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets)

DMGS5   $188.10  

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Mountain Dulcimer, 5 String, Hearts Mountain Dulcimer, 5 string, Hearts. Constructed of a solid Rosewood sides, back, peg box, and fret board in the classic hour-glass shape. The European Spruce soundboard has attractive heart shaped sound-holes. There are 18 frets (yes it does have the 6 1/2 and the 13 1/2 frets) and 5 steel strings with mechanical gear tuners. Includes pick and slide.

Fret board is 1.25 inches wide, Nut to bridge is 25 3/16 inches.
Over all dimensions: L 33 x , W 7.5 x H (including bridge) 3.25 inches, the depth of the body without the bridge is 2 inches. DMHRH5   $179.91  


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Roosebeck Emma Mountain Dulcimer, Deluxe Arched 4-String, Cedar Sounbdboard with F-Hole Openings This mountain dulcimer model is top of the line and offers all the best features from our Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer collection! The mahogany and rosewood laminated arched fret board and the completely cedar soundboard are light weight and allow for more sound vibration, producing excellent sound quality. This model has an hour glass shape and 4 of the classic f-hole openings on the sound board. The body, neck, nut and bridge are solid rosewood and the end peg has a gold color and is shaped like a crown. The carved scroll peg head features 4 gold colored mechanical geared straight tuners with a 4:1 ratio and there are 4 strings, including 2 melody strings, 1 middle string and 1 bass drone string. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD method to make it easy to pick up and play. The following accessories are included with item: pick, noter, draw string bag and owner’s guide.

The 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets

This model includes the 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets. Most early dulcimers had a strictly diatonic scale; that is, the frets were placed so as to produce a major scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) with no extra half steps. More recently, dulcimer players have found that the placement of an extra fret between the 6th and 7th frets and between the 13th and 14th frets allows two things; (1) a major scale can be produced starting at another point (on the open string), and (2) most songs containing "accidental" notes can be played. The 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets add versatility. The disadvantage is that it takes a while to get used to the extra frets if you have been playing a dulcimer without it.

Important Specifications:

Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width

Nut: 1.25 inches in width, made from rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5 inches

4 tuning pegs/ levers

18 Metal Frets (Including the 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets)

DMMC4   $251.10  

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Trail Dulcimer, 4 String, Lacewood Fun, lightweight, and easy to play, our Trail Dulcimer has the rich sound of a mountain dulcimer with just a little bit of banjo twang. The body style of the Trail Dulcimer allows it to be played like a guitar instead of the traditional "flat in the lap" position of the mountain dulcimer. With a spruce soundboard over a carved lacewood body, the Trail Dulcimer produces a lot of volume for such a compact instrument.

The Trail Dulcimer has three string courses: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD to makes it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous "6 1/2" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The possibilities are many, playing the Trail Dulcimer can be as easy or as complicated as your care to make it. Explore! 34" DMTLL4   $260.10  

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Trail Dulcimer, 3 String, Lacewood Fun, lightweight, and easy to play, our Trail Dulcimer has the rich sound of a mountain dulcimer with just a little bit of banjo twang. The body style of the Trail Dulcimer allows it to be played like a guitar instead of the traditional "flat in the lap" position of the mountain dulcimer. With a spruce soundboard over a carved lacewood body, the Trail Dulcimer produces a lot of volume for such a compact instrument.

The Trail Dulcimer has three string courses: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and an unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD to makes it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous "6 1/2" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The possibilities are many, playing the Trail Dulcimer can be as easy or as complicated as your care to make it. Explore! 24.5 DMTSL3   $116.91  

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Wildwood Dulcimer, Lacewood, Scroll Fun, lightweight, and easy to play, our Wildwood Dulcimer has the rich sound of a mountain dulcimer with just a little bit of banjo twang. The body style of the Wildwood allows it to be played like a guitar instead of the traditional "flat in the lap" position of the mountain dulcimer. The teardrop spruce soundboard with three rosettes stands out in contrast to the long, thin rosewood fingerboard. Choose between a dark rosewood or a creamy lacewood back.

The Wildwood has three string courses: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD to makes it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous "6 1/2" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The possibilities are many, playing the Wildwood Dulcimer can be as easy or as complicated as your care to make it. Explore! DMWFSL   $242.10  

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Wildwood Dulcimer, Rosewood, Scroll Fun, lightweight, and easy to play, our Wildwood Dulcimer has the rich sound of a mountain dulcimer with just a little bit of banjo twang. The body style of the Wildwood allows it to be played like a guitar instead of the traditional "flat in the lap" position of the mountain dulcimer. The teardrop spruce soundboard with three rosettes stands out in contrast to the long, thin rosewood fingerboard. Choose between a dark rosewood or a creamy lacewood back.

The Wildwood has three string courses: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD to make it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous "6" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The possibilities are many, playing the Wildwood Dulcimer can as easy or as complicated as you care to make it. Explore!

DMWFSR   $242.10  

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Wildwood Dulcimer, Rosewood, Scroll Turn Fun, lightweight, and easy to play, our Wildwood Dulcimer has the rich sound of a mountain dulcimer with just a little bit of banjo twang. The body style of the Wildwood allows it to be played like a guitar instead of the traditional "flat in the lap" position of the mountain dulcimer. The teardrop spruce soundboard with two rosettes stands out in contrast to the long, thin rosewood fingerboard. Choose between a dark rosewood or a creamy lacewood back.

The Wildwood has three string courses: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD to make it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous "6-1/2" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The possibilities are many, playing the Wildwood Dulcimer can as easy or as complicated as you care to make it. Explore! DMWFSRT   $242.10  

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Dulcinet T, Lacewood, Hearts The Dulcinet is a very unique instrument. It is about the size of a tenor ukulele so it is small and light, easy to hold and carry around. It is strung like a dulcimer, but backwards. It has one wound string, and two other courses of lighter gauge steel strings, the bottom course is two strings tuned in unison. There are 19 chromatic frets. The scale length is roughly 430mm or 17". It can be tuned in different ways, but the sweet spot seems to be G3-D4-G4G4.

The soundboard is spruce, the neck is mahogany, the fretboard is rosewood, and the bridge is ebony. The back and sides are available in rosewood or lacewood. The headstock features a carved wooden scroll and four banjo tuners.

It is a fun instrument, great for fingerpicking, and an exciting vehicle for musical exploration. Musicians are sending us some great stories about the techniques and styles they are creating with this amazing instrument. If you are looking for something new and fun, this is it. DNLSLH   $233.10  

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Dulcinet T, Rosewood, Hearts The Dulcinet™ is a very unique instrument. It is about the size of a tenor ukulele so it is small and light, easy to hold and carry around. It is strung like a dulcimer, but backwards. It has one wound string, and two other courses of lighter gauge steel strings, the bottom course is two strings tuned in unison. There are 19 chromatic frets. The scale length is roughly 430mm or 17". It can be tuned in different ways, but the sweet spot seems to be G3-D4-G4G4.

The soundboard is spruce, the neck is mahogany, the fretboard is rosewood, and the bridge is ebony. The back and sides are available in rosewood or lacewood. The headstock features a carved wooden scroll and four banjo tuners.

It is a fun instrument, great for fingerpicking, and an exciting vehicle for musical exploration. Musicians are sending us some great stories about the techniques and styles they are creating with this amazing instrument. If you are looking for something new and fun, this is it. DNLSRH   $242.10  

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Mountain Dulcimer, 4 String, Knotwork This mountain dulcimer is crafted with the classic hourglass shape. The sides, back, peg box, and fretboard are solid rosewood. The European spruce soundboard has Celtic knotwork sound holes. There are 18 frets (yes it does have the 6 1/2 and the 13 1/2 frets) and 4 steel strings with mechanical gear tuners that have a 1:14 ratio. A pick and noter are included.

The fretboard is 1.25 inches wide, the scale length, nut to bridge, is 25 3/16 inches. The overall dimensions are L 33 x , W 7.5 x H (including bridge) 3.25 inches, the depth of the body without the bridge is 2 inches.

DUL002   $161.91  

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Wildwood Dulcimer, Rosewood Fun, lightweight, and easy to play, our Wildwood Dulcimer has the rich sound of a mountain dulcimer with just a little bit of banjo twang. The body style of the Wildwood allows it to be played like a guitar instead of the traditional "flat in the lap" position of the mountain dulcimer. The teardrop spruce soundboard with three rosettes stands out in contrast to the long, thin rosewood fingerboard.

The Wildwood has three string courses: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD to makes it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous 6 1/2 fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The possibilities are many, playing the Wildwood Dulcimer can as easy or as complicated as your care to make it. Explore! DUL046   $206.10  


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Bowed Dulcimer This has the usual dulcimer shape but is played in a similar manner to a cello. It is held upright and the base of the instrument is rested on the players lap. You can get some beautiful haunting tones from this great instrument.

Each one of these instruments is hand-built and crafted.

Optional 6 1/2 fret for sharps and flats. The body is made from Red Cedar on top ,Poplar on the sides and ply on the back for strength.

Usually available within 2 weeks of order.

Violin bow not included. DUL050   $500.00  

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CAN-JO Canned Stick Dulcimer Old Time Smokey Mountains instrument. The CAN-JO has a mountain dulcimer fretted neck and scale - so it plays with one finger and a strum.You can't miss a note because every fret is a note. You play with numbers just like a mountain dulcimer.

Diatonic scale that is easy to play. Real metal guitar frets with a tin can for the body (every can is different).

Sound Sample DUL051   $28.00  

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CAN-JO Canned Stick Dulcimer With Electric Pickup Old Time Smokey Mountains instrument. The CAN-JO has a mountain dulcimer fretted neck and scale - so it plays with one finger and a strum.You can't miss a note because every fret is a note. You play with numbers just like a mountain dulcimer.

Diatonic scale that is easy to play. Real metal guitar frets with a tin can for the body (every can is different).

Sound Sample DUL051E   $48.00  

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Banjo Dulcimer The banjo dulcimer is built with dulcimer style fingerboard with metal frets with a banjo body.

The tone is mellow but loud enough to play alongside guitar and mandolin etc.

The tone is a rich old fashioned sound like the old skin type banjos - it has a real old bluegrass sound. DUL053   $135.00  

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Beginning Appalachian Dulcimer DVD Mark Nelson's DVD gives you everything you need to start playing music on the Appalachian dulcimer including tuning, strums, finger positions and movement, ornaments and more. Starts out with the basics and teaches you how to develop your own style for maximum enjoyment. Many song and tune examples included.

Filmed in the 1980s. DVD104   $29.95  


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Student Dulcimer 26, Black Mountain Full sized, mahogany ply instrument is a fabulous beginner's dulcimer" Solid mahogany fingerboard/ head with nickel silver frets, Luan Mahogany ply top, sides and back, four strings with geared tuners. 25.88" Scale, 31" length, 2.63" deep, 7" wide with "Multi-Dot" Soundholes.

Sound Sample DUL014   $160.00  

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Basic Dulcimer 36, Black Mountain Full sized, mahogany ply instrument is a fabulous beginner's dulcimer. Solid mahogany fingerboard/ head with nickel silver frets, Luan Mahogany ply top, sides and back, four strings with geared tuners. 25.88" Scale, 31" length, 2.63" deep, 7" wide with "Multi-Dot" Soundholes. DUL015   $175.00  

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Better Dulcimer 56, Black Mountain This was one of the first Black Mountain Dulcimers models - and for a time in the mid `70's - the only model being made. It is the real "Old Standby" of Black Mountain dulcimers, all solid wood construction, Mahogany sides and back, Spruce top, carved scroll shaped head, deluxe chrome tuners. Sounds great, looks great, doesn't cost a fortune. The Model 56 has been hand built continuously since 1972 with only a few minor changes over the years - it works. All solid wood construction, Luan Mahogany sides and back, spruce top, carved scroll shaped head, rosewood nut and saddle. Mahogany fingerboard has nickel-silver frets and four deluxe chrome geared tuners. 25.88" Scale, 32" length, 2.63" deep, 7.5" wide. DUL016   $220.00  

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Black Mountain Dulcimer Sweet Betsey Package Black Mountain Dulcimers are well know as a premier maker of fine Appalachian style dulcimers, offering superior craftsmanship, tone, and looks! A great instrument, and the perfect choice for both recreational and performance music! Comes with a Sweet Betsey model dulcimer, padded gig bag, extra strings and pick and instructional book/CD.

The back and sides are built with mahogany ply, the solid mahogany fingerboard/ head has nickel-silver frets and four geared tuners. 25.88" Scale, 31" length, 2.63" deep, 7.5" wide. This is a fine sounding, easy playing instrument at an affordable price. Four soundholes and four strings with standard tuning gears. Most common tunings are DAD and DAA. DUL018   $230.00  


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Black Mountain Best Dulcimer Redwood & Cherry In 1985, a customer in San Francisco requested a fancier version of our Solid Cherrywood and Redwood Model #58 dulcimer. Something with a rosewood fingerboard and Mother-of Pearl position dots. They added a bookmatched back with rosewood stripe and the 58 Deluxe was born, it has been one of their most successful instruments ever since. If you want a dulcimer with a touch of elegance, this is it. All solid wood construction, Cherry sides, bookmatched Cherry back with Rosewood stripe, carved scroll shaped cherry head, Redwood top, Rosewood fingerboard with Mother-of Pearl dots, nickel-silver frets and four deluxe chrome geared tuners. Rosewood nut and saddle. 25.88" Scale, 32" length, 2.63" deep, 7.5" wide. DUL017   $290.00  

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Black Mountain Best Dulcimer Kit Spruce & Cherry These Black Mountain Dulcimer Kits don't require any special tools or skills to assemble, just a few hours of your time! Solid cherry back, sides, fingerboard and head. Spruce top. Frets are already in place and sides are pre-bent. Overall length: 32 inches Scale length: 24-7/8 inches Tunings: DAD and DAA. DUL017K   $155.00  

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Padded Gig Bag for Better and Best Black Mountain Dulcimers Shoulder strap, Handle, Pocket. 34" long, 11" wide. DUL016C   $54.00  

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Paper Tune Dulcimer Kit, Black Mountain Body is recycled wood product made into a resonant 200-pound tested cardboard. Shape is a very elongated trapezoid. 3 strings, mahogany fingerboard and head, nickel silver frets and mechanical tuners.

Many possible tunings: DAD and DAA are probably the most common DUL013K   $61.00  


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Pocket Dulcimer This half-sized dulcimer has a bright full-sized sound! It's tuned one octave higher than a standard Appalachian dulcimer, has 13 frets (including a "6 1/2" fret) and 4 strings (2 unison and 2 drones). Solidly built of high quality hardwoods and laminates this 1/2 sized dulcimer measures 20-1/2" long, 4" at widest point, 2-3/4" deep at the bridge, scale length about 14". Not a toy, but you'll enjoy it like it was one! Strings: (all loop end) d-d .10 A .17 D .24w. DUL021   $140.00  

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Walking Cane Dulcimer This is a fully acoustic instrument, hollow though out, and sounds pretty good for its small body size. All solid woods. 2 octive fingerboard, custom fret options available. 4 strings. With tuning wrench. DUL048   $500.00  

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Epinette Des Vosges Traditional French fretted dulcimer with 5 strings. Made from mahogany with solid spruce top. Five strings, 15 frets. A beautiful and delicate instrument. 23-1/2 inches long with an 18-3/4 inch scale length. Traditionally tuned with zither pins.

Sound Sample DUL032   $244.95  

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Applecreek Dulcimer Laminated dark wood on the sides and back with light wood on the face. Three plain steel strings with one wound string. 15 frets and open geared tuners. Total length is 31 inches with a scale length of 24 inches. Made in Europe. DUL033   $125.00  

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Epinette Des Vosges The Epinette des Vosges is the French version of the dulcimer. It has a long history, being a descendant of the Medieval monochord and related to a number of similar European dulcimers such as the Norwegian Langeleik, the Belgian Hommel and the German Scheitholt. Epinettes vary in form and number of strings; ours is based on a popular model with rosewood friction pegs and an enlongated tapered rectangular body, 14 frets, 2 melody strings, 3 drones, rosewood fingerboard, solid spruce top, hardwood back and sides. 24" long, app. 3" wide, 18.75" scale.

Tuning:
French Tuning:
Melody strings both G
Accompanying Strings
G G C

Danish tuning:
Melody Strings both G
Accompanying Strings
C c G (C's are an octave apart)

The Epinette is strung for the French Tuning, 1 string has to be changed to accommodate for the Danish Tuning. DUL036   $400.00  

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Applecreek Dulcimer Carry Bag Thick padded nylon bag with handle, strap and pocket. Designed specifically for the Applecreek dulcimers, this plush-lined case will protect yours for years to come! DUL033C   $29.95  

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Bulbul Tarang, 23 inch Long (Indian Keyboard Dulcimer) Bulbul Tarang, 23" Long (Indian Keyboard Dulcimer) 23" long, with 10 steel strings. This is not a mountan dulcimer. The case is integral to the instrument. Eight main strings are plucked or strummed with picks while depressing keys to change the notes. Instrument has two sympathetic strings. The main strings on these are all tuned to the same note.It ca They are not limited to one tuning. An important note about these quality In general, the quality standards on Indian instruments usually focus on the functionality of the instrument. The esthetic quality is secondary; Indian instruments often sound better than they look. The BulBul Tarang is the most striking example of this phenomenon. Marred finishes, dents, dings, surface imperfections and general blemishes are standard. We do sort through the shipments when they arrive and take the most blemished out of the first quality inventory. However, you should not expect a Bulbul to be un-marred. BANJ   $77.31  

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Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer 4 String, Cutaway Upper Bout, F-Hole, Scrolled Pegbox, Blemished BLEMISHED: The Cutaway Dulcimer plays the same and sounds the same as a traditional mountain dulcimer. One side, however, is narrower which allows the dulcimer to be played in a "guitar position" in addition to the normal "lap position". Thus the fingering is inverted from normal style. It is kind of a missing link between the traditional mountain dulcimer and our "stick style" Wildwood Dulcimer. The inverted fingerings are a little easier for guitar players but it still produces the rich, full sound of a mountain dulcimer. When you want to play in a traditional style, lay it flat and play it like any other mountain dulcimer.

The solid spruce soundboard features three F-holes. The back, sides, and fret board, are rosewood. The fret board has arches underneath allowing free space between the soundboard and the fret board. The carved scroll peg head has geared 4:1 banjo style tuners. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD to make it easy to pick up and play.

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BLM041   $153.43  

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Roosebeck Emma Mountain Dulcimer, 4-String, Vaulted Fretboard, Spruce Soundboard, F-Holes, Blemish BLEMISHED: This Deluxe model offers the best features from the Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer line! The arched fret board and the completely spruce soundboard are light weight and allow for more sound vibration, producing excellent sound quality. This mountain dulcimer has an hour glass shape and 4 of the classic f-hole openings on the sound board. The body, neck, nut, bridge and fret board are solid rosewood and the end peg has a gold color and is shaped like a crown. The carved scroll peg head features 4 gold colored mechanical geared straight tuners with a 4:1 ratio and there are 4 strings, including 2 melody strings, 1 middle string and 1 bass drone string. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD method to make it easy to pick up and play. The following accessories are included with item: pick, noter, draw string bag and owner’s guide.
The 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets

This model includes the 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets. Most early dulcimers had a strictly diatonic scale; that is, the frets were placed so as to produce a major scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) with no extra half steps. More recently, dulcimer players have found that the placement of an extra fret between the 6th and 7th frets and between the 13th and 14th frets allows two things; (1) a major scale can be produced starting at another point (on the open string), and (2) most songs containing "accidental" notes can be played. The 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets add versatility. The disadvantage is that it takes a while to get used to the extra frets if you have been playing a dulcimer without it.

Important Specifications:

Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width

Nut: 1.25 inches in width, made from rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5 inches

4 tuning pegs/ levers

18 Metal Frets (Including the 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets)

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-2" are blemished. They are new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the play-ability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value.
BLM043   $153.43  

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Roosebeck Emma Mountain Dulcimer 4 String, Vaulted Fretboard, Spruce Soundboard, Hearts Openings Blemished BLEMISHED: This Deluxe model offers the best features from the Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer line! The arched fret board and the completely spruce soundboard are light weight and allow for more sound vibration, producing excellent sound quality. This mountain dulcimer has an hour glass shape and 4 heart openings on the sound board. The body, neck, nut, bridge and fret board are solid rosewood and the end peg has a gold color and is shaped like a crown. The carved scroll peg head features 4 gold colored mechanical geared straight tuners with a 4:1 ratio and there are 4 strings, including 2 melody strings, 1 middle string and 1 bass drone string. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD method to make it easy to pick up and play. The following accessories are included with item: pick, noter, draw string bag and owner’s guide.

The 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets


This model includes the 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets. Most early dulcimers had a strictly diatonic scale; that is, the frets were placed so as to produce a major scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) with no extra half steps. More recently, dulcimer players have found that the placement of an extra fret between the 6th and 7th frets and between the 13th and 14th frets allows two things; (1) a major scale can be produced starting at another point (on the open string), and (2) most songs containing "accidental" notes can be played. The 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets add versatility. The disadvantage is that it takes a while to get used to the extra frets if you have been playing a dulcimer without it.

Important Specifications:

Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width

Nut: 1.25 inches in width, made from rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5 inches

4 tuning pegs/ levers

18 Metal Frets (Including the 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets)

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-1S" or "-2S" are blemished. They are new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the play ability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value.
BLM044   $153.43  

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Roosebeck Emma Mountain Dulcimer 4 String, Vaulted Fretboard, Spruce Soundboard, Knotwork Openings, Blemished BLEMISHED: This Deluxe model offers the best features from the Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer line! The arched fret board and the completely spruce soundboard are light weight and allow for more sound vibration, producing excellent sound quality. This mountain dulcimer has an hour glass shape and 4 knotwork openings on the sound board. The body, neck, nut, bridge and fret board are solid rosewood and the end peg has a gold color and is shaped like a crown. The carved scroll peg head features 4 gold colored mechanical geared straight tuners with a 4:1 ratio and there are 4 strings, including 2 melody strings, 1 middle string and 1 bass drone string. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD method to make it easy to pick up and play. The following accessories are included with item: pick, noter, draw string bag and owner’s guide.

The 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets

This model includes the 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets. Most early dulcimers had a strictly diatonic scale; that is, the frets were placed so as to produce a major scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) with no extra half steps. More recently, dulcimer players have found that the placement of an extra fret between the 6th and 7th frets and between the 13th and 14th frets allows two things; (1) a major scale can be produced starting at another point (on the open string), and (2) most songs containing "accidental" notes can be played. The 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets add versatility. The disadvantage is that it takes a while to get used to the extra frets if you have been playing a dulcimer without it.

Important Specifications:

Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width

Nut: 1.25 inches in width, made from rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5 inches

4 tuning pegs/ levers

18 Metal Frets (Including the 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets)

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-1S" or "-2S" are blemished. They are new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the play ability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value.

BLM045   $153.43  

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Roosebeck European Mountain Dulcimer 5 String, Scheitholt-Style, Blemished

BLEMISHED This European Mountain Dulcimer has 5 strings, a rosewood frame, a birch soundboard, cutouts in soundboard and one on the back. This folksy musical instrument is in the zither family and is known as a Scheitholt. The German immigrants of the mid-1700's brought the Scheitholt to Pennsylvania and other parts of Colonial America. There are two strings over the frets that are noted, while the other three strings are drones. It is played with a pick. The instrument measures 34" long x 5" wide and 2" high (863.6 x 127 x 50.8 mm). It includes a pick and noter.

Suggested tuning:

  • D4 Melody pair
  • A3 Drone pair
  • D3 Drone single

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-2" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value.

BLM046   $173.53  

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Roosebeck Emma Mountain Dulcimer 4 String, Vaulted Fretboard,, Cedar Soundboard, F-Hole Openings, Blemished BLEMISHED: This mountain dulcimer model is top of the line and offers all the best features from our Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer collection! The mahogany and rosewood laminated arched fret board and the completely cedar soundboard are light weight and allow for more sound vibration, producing excellent sound quality. This model has an hour glass shape and 4 of the classic f-hole openings on the sound board. The body, neck, nut and bridge are solid rosewood and the end peg has a gold color and is shaped like a crown. The carved scroll peg head features 4 gold colored mechanical geared straight tuners with a 4:1 ratio and there are 4 strings, including 2 melody strings, 1 middle string and 1 bass drone string. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD method to make it easy to pick up and play. The following accessories are included with item: pick, noter, draw string bag and owner’s guide.

The 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets

This model includes the 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets. Most early dulcimers had a strictly diatonic scale; that is, the frets were placed so as to produce a major scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) with no extra half steps. More recently, dulcimer players have found that the placement of an extra fret between the 6th and 7th frets and between the 13th and 14th frets allows two things; (1) a major scale can be produced starting at another point (on the open string), and (2) most songs containing "accidental" notes can be played. The 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets add versatility. The disadvantage is that it takes a while to get used to the extra frets if you have been playing a dulcimer without it.

Important Specifications:

Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in width

Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width

Nut: 1.25 inches in width, made from rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5 inches

4 tuning pegs/ levers

18 Metal Frets (Including the 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets)


Scratch & Dent Savings!!!
Product codes ending in "-2" are blemished. They are new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the play-ability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value.
BLM048   $186.93  

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Roosebeck Wildwood Dulcimer, Rosewood, Heart Openings, Scrolled Pegbox, Blemished BLEMISHED: Fun, lightweight, and easy to play, our Wildwood Dulcimer has the rich sound of a mountain dulcimer with just a little bit of banjo twang. The body style of the Wildwood allows it to be played like a guitar instead of the traditional "flat in the lap" position of the mountain dulcimer. The teardrop spruce soundboard with two rosettes stands out in contrast to the long, thin rosewood finger board. Choose between a dark rosewood or a creamy lacewood back. The overall Length is 34 1/2", Width 7 1/8" and Height 2 1/4".

The Wildwood has four string courses which are loop end strings: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DADD to make it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous 6 1/2" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The Bridge to nut is 24 1/2". The possibilities are many, playing the Wildwood Dulcimer can be as easy or as complicated as you care to make it. Explore!

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-1S" or "-2S" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the play-ability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value. BLM049   $204.44  

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Roosebeck Wildwood Dulcimer, Rosewood, Blemished BLEMISHED: Fun, lightweight, and easy to play, our Wildwood Dulcimer has the rich sound of a mountain dulcimer with just a little bit of banjo twang. The body style of the Wildwood allows it to be played like a guitar instead of the traditional "flat in the lap" position of the mountain dulcimer. The teardrop spruce soundboard with two rosettes stands out in contrast to the long, thin rosewood finger board. Choose between a dark rosewood or a creamy lacewood back. The overall Length is 34 1/2", Width 7 1/8" and Height 2 1/4".

The Wildwood has four string courses which are loop end strings: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DADD to make it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous 6 1/2" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The Bridge to nut is 24 1/2". The possibilities are many, playing the Wildwood Dulcimer can be as easy or as complicated as you care to make it. Explore!

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-1S" or "-2S" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the play-ability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value. BLM051   $174.04  

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Roosebeck Wildwood Dulcimer, Rosewood, Blemished BLEMISHED: Fun, lightweight, and easy to play, our Wildwood Dulcimer has the rich sound of a mountain dulcimer with just a little bit of banjo twang. The body style of the Wildwood allows it to be played like a guitar instead of the traditional "flat in the lap" position of the mountain dulcimer. The teardrop spruce soundboard with two rosettes stands out in contrast to the long, thin rosewood finger board. Choose between a dark rosewood or a creamy lacewood back. The overall Length is 34 1/2", Width 7 1/8" and Height 2 1/4".

The Wildwood has four string courses which are loop end strings: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DADD to make it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous 6 1/2" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The Bridge to nut is 24 1/2". The possibilities are many, playing the Wildwood Dulcimer can be as easy or as complicated as you care to make it. Explore!

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-1S" or "-2S" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the play-ability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value. BLM052   $153.43  

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Roosebeck Dulcinet, Rosewood, Hearts, Blemished BLEMISHED: The Dulcinet™ is a very unique instrument. It is about the size of a tenor ukulele so it is small and light, easy to hold and carry around. It is strung like a dulcimer, but backwards. It has one wound string, and two other courses of lighter gauge steel strings, the bottom course is two strings tuned in unison. There are 19 chromatic frets. The scale length is roughly 430mm or 17". It can be tuned in different ways, but the sweet spot seems to be G3 D4 G4 G4.

The soundboard is spruce, the neck is mahogany, the fret board is rosewood, and the bridge is ebony. The back and sides are available in rosewood or lacewood. The head stock features a carved wooden scroll and four banjo tuners.

It is a fun instrument, great for finger picking, and an exciting vehicle for musical exploration. Musicians are sending us some great stories about the techniques and styles they are creating with this amazing instrument. If you are looking for something new and fun, this is it.

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-1S" or "-2S" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the play-ability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value.

BLM054   $204.44  

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Roosebeck Dulcinet, Rosewood, Hearts, Blemished BLEMISHED: The Dulcinet™ is a very unique instrument. It is about the size of a tenor ukulele so it is small and light, easy to hold and carry around. It is strung like a dulcimer, but backwards. It has one wound string, and two other courses of lighter gauge steel strings, the bottom course is two strings tuned in unison. There are 19 chromatic frets. The scale length is roughly 430mm or 17". It can be tuned in different ways, but the sweet spot seems to be G3 D4 G4 G4.

The soundboard is spruce, the neck is mahogany, the fret board is rosewood, and the bridge is ebony. The back and sides are available in rosewood or lacewood. The head stock features a carved wooden scroll and four banjo tuners.

It is a fun instrument, great for finger picking, and an exciting vehicle for musical exploration. Musicians are sending us some great stories about the techniques and styles they are creating with this amazing instrument. If you are looking for something new and fun, this is it.

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-1S" or "-2S" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the play-ability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value.

BLM055   $180.23  

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Courting Dulcimer The courting dulcimer is designed to be played by 2 people at once. The players sit across from each other, and each has a dulcimer fingerboard to play on. Traditionally, the man plays the stronger side, which has 4 strings with a doubled melody string, while the lady plays the supporting side, with 3 strings, only a single melody string. Good fun! Soundboard made of laminated Baltic birch, body of maple. DUL022   $310.00  

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Classic Walking Cane Dulcimer Ever wandered through your favorite folk festival, turned the corner and found a session you really wanted to sit in on, but alas, you didn't have an instrument with you? Well, that won't happen again with Lark's Walking Cane Dulcimer. Handcrafted from solid hardwoods with a solid spruce soundboard, it's a right nice full scale dulcimer AND a 36" cane as well. "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie" with the best of them! Brass tuning key included.

Sound Sample DUL043   $400.00  

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BulBul Tarang This is not a mountain dulcimer. The case is integral to the instrument. 10 steel strings the 8 main steel strings are plucked or strummed with picks while depressing keys to change the notes. The main strings on a banjo are all tuned to the same note. It can be any note comfortable to the vocals. Then tune the sympathetic strings to a complimentary harmonic.

They are not limited to one tuning. An important note about the quality In general, the quality standards on Indian instruments usually focus on the functionality of the instrument. The esthetic quality is secondary; Indian instruments often sound better than they look.

The BulBul Tarang is the most striking example of this phenomenon. Marred finishes, dents, dings, surface imperfections and general blemishes are standard. We do sort through the shipments when they arrive and take the most blemished out of the first quality inventory. However, you should not expect an Indian Banjo to be unmarred.

Measures 36 inches long.

Sound Sample STR226   $113.31  

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Lark Dulcimer Table Experienced mountain dulcimer players have often placed a board under their instrument to keep the vibrations of the back from being dampened by their legs. The Lark Dulcimer Table allows the back of the instrument to vibrate without being dampened by the players lap, and the hollow body adds depth to the sound. Based on the German engineering of the Lark Zither Table, this mountain dulcimer table is great for adding fullness and resonance especially in the lower registers. Tired of that D-28 kicking sand in your face? Get a Lark Dulcimer table and take back the lead! Length 32", Width 8" Body Depth 3". Overall Height 8". The 4 inch tabletop legs can be easily unscrewed for lap playing or replaced with longer table legs available at any home center or hardware store. DUL044   $150.00  

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Mountain Dulcimer Jim Bow Rosewood Your dulcimer can make a beautifully sustained sound much like a bowed psaltery just by bowing the strings with a JimBow. The JimBow is a small handheld bow with a curved wooden handle and nylon rod for hair. Its tightly curved shape lets you bow one or two strings at a time. The mountain dulcimer jimbow is smaller than the hammered dulcimer jimbows, and can also be used on mandolin. Very nicely made. With instruction sheet. Rosin not included (dark rosin recommended). DUL047B   $22.00  

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Mountain Dulcimer Jim Bow Rosewood Your dulcimer can make a beautifully sustained sound much like a bowed psaltery just by bowing the strings with a JimBow. The JimBow is a small handheld bow with a curved wooden handle and nylon rod for hair. Its tightly curved shape lets you bow one or two strings at a time. The mountain dulcimer jimbow is smaller than the hammered dulcimer jimbows, and can also be used on mandolin. Very nicely made. With instruction sheet. Rosin not included (dark rosin recommended). DUL047R   $22.00  

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Rosin Cake for Jim Bow Dark rosin, suitable for Violin, Viola, Cello and all other instrument bows. Made in the USA. HAM087A   $3.50  

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Crystal Dulcimer Noter: Donegal This is a classy upscale noter, made of Pyrex glass, measures 3/8 x 3-1/4 inches and produces a clear bright tone. Sure to attract the attention of the most discriminating Dulcimer player. SPS652   $10.00  

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Snark SN8 Clip on Super Tight All Instrument Chromatic Tuner An incredible electronic tuner at an amazing price.
Faster response for quick tuning
Brighter display with the EZ read face for no mistakes tuning
Tighter frequency response for the most accurate tuning yet
Clip on Chromatic tuner can be used on all instruments
Tap Tempo metronome and Pitch calibration
Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included) TUN031   $19.00  

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