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Dusty Strings Prelude Dulcimer - 2.5 Octave - Natural

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The Prelude is the perfect setup for a beginning hammered dulcimer player. Built with a laminated Finland birch soundboard and back, it is an exceptionally sturdy, stable instrument that offers a sweet, balanced sound. The 2.5 octave, 12/11 arrangement corresponds to all the well-known instructional materials. The Apprentice model is the same instrument, but with black finish.

The Prelude and Apprentice have a 2.5 octaves range; the lowest note is the G below middle C. There are 12 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 11 courses on the bass bridge. This configuration is often referred to as 12/11. Easily available keys are G, D, C and F, along with their relative minors. There are a variety of chromatic notes available in each key.

• 2.5 octaves
• 12/11 configuration
• Traditional 5th-interval tuning
• Laminated Finland birch soundboard and back

What's Included
• Prelude hammered dulcimer
• Pair of single-sided wooden hammers
• Note-indicator strips
• T-handle tuning wrench
• Hammered Dulcimer Owner's Guide

Bottom Rail: 38.5 inches (97.8cm)
Top Rail: 20 inches (50.8cm)
Height: 15 inches (38.1cm)
Thickness: 3.25 inches (8.25cm)
Weight: approx. 13 pounds (5.9kg)
Soundboard and Back: Laminated Finland Birch
Pinblocks and Rails: Eastern Hard Maple
Main Bridges: Maple
Side Bridges and Soundhole Inserts: Sapele
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Prelude Hammered Dulcimer by Dusty Strings