• Strings: 2-Melody, 1-Middle & 1-Bass • Teardrop Shaped Body • Solid Walnut Fret Board • Spruce Soundboard, Cream Colored, Straight Grained • 2 – F-Shaped Sound Holes
As one of our most recent additions to our Mountain Dulcimer line, this Faith teardrop 4 string model has many great features! It has a tear drop shape and its body and neck are walnut. The nut and bridge are cattle bone. Its end peg and frets are metal. The soundboard is spruce classic 2 F-hole openings. This Faith teardrop 4 string model also features 4 standard friction tuners 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, and owner’s guide.
Traditionally, mountain dulcimers had three, equally spaced, strings: a melody string, a middle string, and a bass string. Later developments created a 4-string dulcimer by changing the string spacing and doubling the melody string. Doubling the melody string created greater volume to the melody line. Contemporary dulcimers, such as ours, include extra notches on the nut to allow more personalized string patterns. The inside doubled melody string can be removed completely to revert to the traditional 3-string set-up. Or the Inside melody string and the middle string can both be moved over one notch to create an equal spacing between all four strings. Find the set-up that works best for you.
Body/Bowl: 28.75 inches LX2 inches HX7 inches W
Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width
Nut: 1.25 inches in width, made in cattle bone
Strings at the Nut: 1 inches in width
Strings at Bridge: 1 inches in width
Scale Length: 25.75 inches
4 Tuning pegs/levers
18 Metal Frets