This is a dulcimer that strums to a different tune with a voice that will broadcast your musical message with excellence mellow tones. The three inch tall side panels are gently covered in soft subtle calfskin that longs for touching, but be assured grooming is not required. The hide is attached with hair on. I'm almost positive you ain't seen nothin like it.
This dulcimer will stand out in a crowd, not only from it's strikingly different appearance, but with a beauitful voice to match. Tuned in DAD can also be tuned DAA.
Just in case you are not projecting enough in your group, a small one watt amplifier is mounted mid-body to supply the power booster speaker facing up near the end and underneath the fretboard. All that is seen on the player side exterior is a lighted on/off switch and a 9 volt battery compartment. For easy replacement it snaps open revealing the battery.
The dulcimer is a full size 28 and one half inch fret scale with polished stainless frets that are clipped and dressed. The geared tuners are designed for acurate setting and long life. Strap buttons are installed front and rear for your convenience.
The instrument is finely sanded, finished with lacquer and highly polished with a special German wax to protect it from water and body oils. It is then hand rubbed.
Fine solid woods are used in the construction. The body underneath the hide is African mahogany. The soundboards are of walnut or cherry. The one inch rosette near the bridge passes sound from the body through the hollow fretboard to the player when the power booster is not in use. The nut and bridge are Indian rosewood. The instrument is darkened inside and signed by me. This one has a bubinga fingerboard. That varies.
In addition to the built-in power booster, the dulcimers have a piazo pickup mounted inside with a standard plug exterior in case additional power is required. What more could you ask for.
These unique and somewhat out of the ordinary dulcimers are sold primarily on special order. I just might have one or two ready to go at any given time. Call me and let's discuss it person to person.
I am a firm believer in walnut and cherry as among the best sound in the mountain duclicmer. The calf skin on the sides does not effect the sound, nor does it enhance the sound. It is merely for looks.
The fingerboard of this one is a beautiful Bolivian rosewood, just one of the numerious rosewoods from around the world.
The fingerboard is one and half inches wide with plenty of finger space. The instrument is shaped in the hour glass style with four points mid-section.
The price for the Waynie calf hide Dulcimer is modestly set at $1199 including the instrument, cloth gig bag, extra set of strings, strap, and a pick.
Note: The price does not include shipping.
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