There is a real need for an affordable yet durable and good sounding hammered dulcimer. Many, many folks would like to try the hammered dulcimer, but don't want to commit a lot of money on something they don't know will work for them. Or they want a really nice gift for a musical relative or friend. Our new 13/12 Chickadee fills that need very well.
The 14/13/8 Chickadee Chromatic is the fully chromatic version of the 13/12 Chickadee. It adds the third bridge on the left with the three missing notes at the bottom of the two main bridges added at the top of the third. A lot can be done with this little dulcimer. It sounds just great, projects well, and holds its own very well in a room full of other instruments.
The 17/16/8 Finch Chromatic is the fully chromatic version of the 16/15 Finch. The Finch features a a wood top composed of individual boards joined by tight fitting tongue and groove joints which are not glued, permitting the wood to shrink or swell, based on humidity, without putting stress on the overall instrument. It sounds great!
The 17/16/8 Finch Chromatic Pro is absolutely a top of the line hammered dulcimer,as good or better than anything else built. It is the flagship of our Multiple Section Soundboard solid top hammered dulcimer models.
The 16/15 Finch hammered dulcimer features a a wood top composed of individual boards joined by tight fitting tongue and groove joints which are not glued, permitting the wood to shrink or swell, based on humidity, without putting stress on the overall instrument. It sounds great!
We believe the 16/15 Phoebe is the best sounding, most reliable, full size entry level hammered dulcimer on the market today. The top and back are of a high tech laminated material called Baltic Birch which is made in Russia. It is 7 thin plys of solid Birch with almost no voids, and is ultra durable and stiff.... perfect for the application.