Roosebeck Grace Mountain Dulcimer 4-String Vaulted FB Spruce SB F-Holes
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Roosebeck 4 String Grace Mountain Dulcimer featuring a Vaulted Fretboard, Spruce Soundboard and F-Hole Openings.
As one of the most recent additions to our Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer line, this Grace model has many great features! Its vaulted fretboard makes it lighter and as a result there is more soundboard vibration and excellent sound quality. It has an hourglass shape and its body, neck, nut, bridge and fretboard are solid Sheesham (Indian Rosewood). Its tail piece has a silver color and is shaped like a crown. The soundboard is spruce and has a charming sheesham skirt design on both ends, as well as 4 of the classic f-hole openings.
This model also features 4 mechanical geared right angle tuners with a 14:1 ratio 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.
The 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets
This model includes the 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets. Most early dulcimers had a strictly diatonic scale; that is, the frets were placed so as to produce a major scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) with no extra half steps. More recently, dulcimer players have found that the placement of an extra fret between the 6th and 7th frets and between the 13th and 14th frets allows two things; (1) a major scale can be produced starting at another point (on the open string), and (2) most songs containing "accidental" notes can be played. The 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets add versatility.
Approximate Overall Dimensions: 34 x 7 x 3 inches
Neck at Nut: 1.25 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width
Nut: 1.25 inches in width, made from sheesham
Scale Length: 25.5 inches
4 tuning pegs/ levers
18 Metal Frets (Including the 6 ½ and 13 ½ Frets)
Actual instrument weight is approximately 2.5 lbs.
Made in Pakistan.
SUMMING IT ALL UP:
✓ Strings: 2-Melody, 1-Middle & 1-Bass
✓ Lovely Hourglass Shape
✓ Vaulted Fretboard for More Reactive Sound
✓ Spruce Soundboard, Cream Colored, Straight Grained
✓ Right Angle Tuners with 14:1 Ratio
✓ Sophisticated F-Shaped Sound Holes
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.