Scratch & Dent Strings
The stinging for the STRS-M is
string # thickness steel/bronze
1 .008" st
2 .013 br
3 .013 br
4 .008 st
5 .008 st
6 .008 st
7 .008 st
sym .008 st
The approximate inside dimensions are:
Overall Length: 50.5 inches (1282.7 mm); Depth: 12.52 inches (317.5 mm); Width for Bottom Toomba: 14.5 (368.3 mm).
Neck width for the sympathetic pegs area is 5.25 inches
Neck width for the main peg area is 6.25 inches
Order includes wooden case. Special delivery required. Decorations may vary.
Beautifully carved and inlaid. The flat toomba creates a more simple profile, and is not as delicate as the traditional gourd toomba. It is therefore easier to transport. It may be smaller, but you get the same traditional tanpura sound.
Approximately 42 inches long, includes nylon gig bag case.
A short wire, tied to one of the low frets, is shaped so that the two ends are bent into hooks. These hooks are used to hold the low bass stings down, and out of the way, during fast passages. As an example: when the number 4 string is tuned to low Sa, 2 octaves below middle C, the string is quite loose and can rattle during fast passages. Tucking the string under the hook, stops it from rattling when the other strings are being played. When used, the hook creates two notes on the string; one note above and one below the hook. Even though you are not playing the string under the hook, it could resonate sympathetically while you play, so make sure the two notes have a pleasant intonation.
Accessories Included: Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and hard case.
Please Note: Decorations and colors will vary. These are all individually made and will be unique.
Item overall: 48" L x 12" H x 14" W
Body/Bowl: 10.5" L x 11" H x 14" W
Nut: 4.5 Inches Neck at Nut: 3.5" W
Neck at Body Joint: 3.75" W
String at the Nut: 1.5" W Strings at Bridge: 1.5" W
Scale Length: 34"
The Wildwood has four string courses which are loop end strings: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DADD to make it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous "6 1/2" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The Bridge to nut is 24". The possibilities are many, playing the Wildwood Dulcimer can as easy or as complicated as you care to make it. Explore!
The Trail Dulcimer has three string courses: a wound string at the top, an unwound center string, and two unwound strings tuned in unison, at the bottom. Many tunings will work, but we recommend the traditional DAD to makes it easy to pick up and play. The frets are arranged in a diatonic scale, just like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, but added is the infamous "6 1/2" fret just below the octave position allowing play in Ionian mode. The possibilities are many, playing the Trail Dulcimer can be as easy or as complicated as your care to make it. Explore!