Appalachian Dulcimer = Mountain Dulcimer = Lap Dulcimer
The Appalachian Dulcimer is a versatile instrument that belongs to the psaltery or zither class of instruments and has been a popular folk instrument of the Appalachian mountain area of America since the first pioneers settled there and now enjoying a well deserved increase in popularity.
Its popularity lays in its simplicity in playing and its versatility in tuning to different modes. It is usually played with a plectrum with the instrument across the lap. [more about the Appalachian Dulcimers]
RWC Appalachian Dulcimer
The 5 string hourglass Appalachian Dulcimer is a traditional hourglass shape instrument with 5 strings tuned as two pairs and a single. We use figured English sycamore for the back and ribs, Swiss pine for the soundboard and plain sycamore for the fingerboard which is fretted by CNC machine for accuracy.
Hand made in our own workshops, the Appalachian Dulcimer comes with a 12 months guarantee and free access to our 'Helpline'. A soft or a hard carrying case is available as an optional extra.
The 4 string hourglass Appalachian Dulcimer belongs to a series of
instruments which have been designed for practicality and economy. The materials
are chosen for their tonal qualities (English sycamore, beech or laminated
Each instrument is hand built to special order in our own workshops in Toledo (Spain) and comes with 12 months warranty.
A soft padded bag or fitted hard case are available as optional extras if required.
Appalachian Dulcimer Kit
A fully dimensioned plan and instruction manual take the builder through the construction of the instrument in a clear and concise manner, with 'step by step' photographs further illustrating each stage.
All the kits Include free access to our customer 'Helpline' should you need any advice on construction, setting-up or playing.
Our 5 string Appalachian Dulcimer kit comes with the ribs pre-formed around a MDF mould so that assembly can begin immediately. Swiss pine for the soundboard and top quality English sycamore for the back are sanded to thickness to ensure a full tone from the finished instrument. The fingerboard is accurately slotted ready to accept the frets. All the hardware necessary to complete a quality instrument are supplied including machine pegs and a set of strings.
The 4 string Appalachian Dulcimer belongs to a series of kits which
have been designed for ease of assembly, practicality and economy. Most
importantly they are enjoyable to build and can be finished, as the name
implies, in a weekend or two. The parts supplied are made from the best quality
materials chosen for their ease of use and tonal qualities.
Appalachian Dulcimer Plan
The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use.
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