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 vaulted 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. Extra String Set, Pick and Slide included! Free Shipping.
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.
Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in widthNeck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in widthNut: 1.25 inches in width, made from rosewoodScale Length: 25.5 inches4 tuning pegs/ levers
18 Metal Frets (Including the 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets).