Spruce and East Indian rosewood. Tuning is A E A' A'. The commanding and rich voice make it very versatile and among my favorites.
Spruce and East Indian rosewood. Tuning is D A D' D' one octave below a standard dulcimer. The lush and magical low tones are rather cello-like which inspire new approaches to dulcimer music.
My dulcimers have a 27 inch scale length and mean-tone temperament fretting using low, wide frets for a very smooth playing action. A 6-1/2 fret is included. A 1-1/2 fret is not included but can be added. My dulcimers are generally set up with four equidistant strings and wide fretboards (1.9 inch width) for easier fingerstyle playing. Note that this is a little too wide to install the popular L. R. Baggs Dulcimer Pickup.