The Hammered Dulcimer has a beautiful, rich, full sound and has been used throughout the world for many centuries, originating in the Middle East. The name originates from the Latin word dulcis and the Greek word melos, which translates to “Sweet Tune.”
Item overall: 32″ L x 3.75″ H x 12″ W
Soundboard: The soundboard crafted from light colored hardwood, species may vary from image and includes 1 sound hole with a walnut rosette covering it. The rosette features an intricate vine and leaf pattern in the hammered dulcimer.
Nut: There are 2 walnut nuts
Tuning Pegs/ Levers: Includes 19 metal tuning pegs threaded into body.
End Pegs: There are 19 metal end pegs located opposite the tuning pegs.
Bridge: The walnut bridges have color coded saddles on top that help make instrument easier to play. For the recommended tuning, the distance from the left nut to the 1st bridge at top should be .6″ (16 mm). The distance from the left nut to the 1st bridge at bottom should be .98″ (24.9 mm). Please see owner’s guide for visual.
Tuning: The recommended tuning is Traditional Fifth Interval, see tuning chart in Owner’s Guide.