This mountain dulcimer is crafted with the classic hourglass shape. The sides, back, peg box, and fretboard are solid rosewood. The European spruce soundboard has Celtic knotwork sound holes. There are 18 frets (yes it does have the 6 1/2 and the 13 1/2 frets) and 4 steel strings with mechanical gear tuners that have a 1:14 ratio. A pick and noter are included.
The fretboard is 1.25 inches wide, the scale length, nut to bridge, is 25 3/16 inches. The overall dimensions are L 33 x , W 7.5 x H (including bridge) 3.25 inches, the depth of the body without the bridge is 2 inches.
Special Note: The strings put on the instruments in our workshops, while playable, are put through some rigorous testing. They should probably be replaced for improved playability, sound quality, and better tuning shortly after you receive the instrument. For your convenience we offer Roosebeck Wildwood Dulcimer strings, and you can order them here.