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."
This particular hammered dulcimer is a 16/15, which means there are 16 courses of strings crossing the treble bridge on the left, and 15 courses of strings crossing the bass bridge on the right. All together there are 31 courses made up of 2 strings each.
Item overall: 37.5" L x 4" H x 18.25" W
Body: Made of sheesham with opening in back that can be used as a carrying "handle."
Soundboard: The soundboard crafted from light colored hardwood, species may vary from image and includes two sheesham rosettes over the sound holes. The rosettes feature an intricate vine and leaf pattern.
Nut: There are 2 sheesham nuts and each are placed on sides of instrument. They are each 14.5."
Tuning Pegs/ Levers: Includes 62 metal tuning pegs threaded into body.
End Pegs: There are 62 metal end pegs located opposite the tuning pegs.
Bridge: The sheesham 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 5.4" (138 mm) and the distance from the left nut to the 1st bridge at bottom should be 11.2" (285 mm). Please see owner's guide for visual.
Tuning: The recommended tuning is the Traditional Fifth Interval. Please see owner's guide for tuning chart.
Strings: This particular hammered dulcimer is a 16/15, which means there are 16 courses of strings crossing the treble bridge on the left, and 15 courses of strings crossing the bass bridge on the right. There is 1" spacing between each string course and are tuned with the included "T" shaped tuning tool. All together there are 31 courses made up of 2 strings each.
Accessories included: One pair of dulcimer hammers (hammers may vary from photo), tuning tool and extra string set.
Weight & Size
Item Weight: 17.25 lbs.
Item Length: 37.5 Inches
Item Height: 4 Inches
Item Width: 18.25 Inches
Packed Weight: 27 lbs.
Ship Weight: 32 lbs.
Ship Length: 40 Inches
Ship Height: 8 Inches
Ship Width: 22 Inches