Roosebeck European Mountain Dulcimer 5 String Scheitholt-Style
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This European Mountain Dulcimer is a folksy musical instrument in the zither family and is also known as a Scheitholt. The German immigrants of the mid-1700's brought the Scheitholt to Pennsylvania and other parts of Colonial America.
This dulcimer features 5 strings on a solid Sheesham (Indian Rosewood) frame with a beautiful birch soundboard. Two strings run over the frets and are noted, while the other three strings are drones. There are two sound-holes in the soundboard and one in the back. It is played with a pick like the American Mountain Dulcimer.
The instrument measures 34" long x 5" wide and 2" high (863.6 x 127 x 50.8 mm).
Actual instrument weight is approximately 2.3 lbs.
The set includes a pick and noter.
D4 Melody pair
A3 Drone pair
D3 Drone single
Made in Pakistan.
SUMMING IT ALL UP:
✓ Strings: 2-Melody, 2-Middle & 1-Bass
✓ European Style Box Body
✓ 2 of 5 Strings are Noted, 3 are Drones
✓ Birch Soundboard, Light Colored, Straight Grained
✓ Unadorned Peg Head with Friction Tuners
✓ Unique, Old World Design
SPECIAL NOTE - No Warranty on Strings:
Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. During the long journey to your home the elements affect the strings and may shorten their life expectancy and reduce their sound quality. On occasion, a string may fail during this trip; therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing them as soon as possible. Learning to change strings should be the first lesson learned when embarking on the journey of playing a new instrument.