In addition to our traditional Mountain Dulcimers, Roosebeck offers the Wildwood Stick Dulcimer. Whether you call it a Stick Dulcimer or a Strum Stick, the Wildwood Dulcimer is fun and easy to play and offers the rich sound of a mountain dulcimer, with a a banjo twang. It is great for strumming or fingerpicking, and is great for musical exploration. It can be played like a guitar instead of the traditional "flat in the lap" position of the mountain dulcimer, and is handcrafted from quality woods like Rosewood, Lacewood, and Spruce.
Roosebeck "Wildwood" Stick Dulcimer, 4 String
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. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous "6 ½" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The possibilities are many.
Bartt Warburton, "Ukulele Bartt" demos the Roosebeck Wildwood Dulcimer.
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Mark Robertson, a guitarist, experiments with the Roosebeck Wildwood Stick Dulcimer.