Roosebeck Trail Dulcimer 3-String 25.75-Inch
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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!
Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Length: 25.75 Inches
Height: 4.125 Inches
Width: 2.0 Inches
SUMMING IT ALL UP:
✓ 3-Strings, Easy to Play
✓ Less than 1 lb., Take it Anywhere!
✓ Sheesham Fingerboard with the "6 1/2" Fret
✓ Spruce Soundboard, Cream Colored, Straight Grained
✓ Lacewood Body and Neck
✓ Intricate Laser Cut Sound Hole
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.