3-Strings, Easy to Play
Less Than 1 lb. Take it Anywhere
Sheesham Fingerboard with a 6 1/2 Fret
Spruce Soundboard, Cream Colored, Straight Grained
Lacewood Body and Neck
Intricate Laser Cut Sound Hole
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, a plain center string, and a plain string at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the G3 D4 G4 to make it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer and included 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!
Special note on strings
There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings every 3-4 months. It is always a good idea to keep an extra set of stings to replace any that may break. You should always wipe down your strings with a clean dry cloth after use. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.