Roosebeck Deluxe Wildwood Dulcimer Sheesham F-Holes Scrolled Pegbox
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Fun, lightweight, and easy to play, our Wildwood Dulcimer has the rich sound of a mountain dulcimer with just a little bit of banjo twang. The body style of the Wildwood allows it to be played like a guitar instead of the traditional "flat in the lap" position of the mountain dulcimer. The teardrop spruce soundboard with two rosettes stands out in contrast to the long, thin Sheesham fingerboard. Choose between a dark sheesham or a creamy lacewood back.
The Wildwood has four string courses utilizing loop end strings: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. The carved scroll peg head features gold colored, geared 4:1 banjo style tuners. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DADD to makes it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous "6th" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode.
The possibilities are many, playing the Wildwood Dulcimer can be as easy or as complicated as your care to make it. Explore!
Actual instrument weight is approximately 1.25 lbs.
Overall length 34.5"
Dulcimer Tuning (DADD)
Loop End Strings
Bridge to Nut 24.5"
Made in Pakistan.
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.