Dusty Strings Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer 12/11 Dulcimers 12/11 dulcimers have 12 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 11 courses on the bass bridge. The Prelude and Apprentice have soundboards and backs of laminated birch; the only difference between them is the color. The D10 is made of all solid wood. 0 stars, based on 0 reviews 0 5
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Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer

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$495.00
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer

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Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer

$495.00
Model Number: 7652912
Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer

12/11 Dulcimers

12/11 dulcimers have 12 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 11 courses on the bass bridge. The Prelude and Apprentice have soundboards and backs of laminated birch; the only difference between them is the color. The D10 is made of all solid wood.

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Dusty Strings Apprentice Hammered Dulcimer

The word “dulcimer” is used to refer both to the hammered or hammer dulcimer and to the mountain or Appalachian dulcimer, and although the repertoire often overlaps, they are actually quite different instruments. The mountain dulcimer typically has four strings and is played by fretting the strings and plucking or strumming them, whereas the hammered dulcimer has many strings and is played by striking the strings with wooden hammers or mallets.

Hammered Dulcimer Models
All Dusty Strings dulcimers are built with the same high-quality hardware and exacting standards. For more detailed information on the differences between models, try our Dulcimer Finder, look at our detailed comparison chart, or give us a call!

12/11 Dulcimers
12/11 dulcimers have 12 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 11 courses on the bass bridge. The Prelude and Apprentice have soundboards and backs of laminated birch; the only difference between them is the color. The D10 is made of all solid wood.

2½ octaves
laminated Finland birch soundboard and back
traditional 5th-interval tuning
12/11 configuration
includes case and playing legs
The Apprentice package is the perfect setup for a beginning hammered dulcimer player. Built with a laminated Finland birch soundboard and back and finished in a striking black, the instrument is exceptionally sturdy and stable and offers a sweet, balanced sound. The 2½ octave, 12 treble and 11 bass course string arrangement corresponds to all the well-known instructional materials.

The Apprentice comes with a variety of accessories at an attractive package price: single-sided wooden hammers, a T-handle tuning wrench, note indicator strips, the Hammered Dulcimer Owner’s Guidebook, a 28-inch sit-down playing leg, a 5-inch table-top playing leg and a plush-lined black chipboard C10A case with a separate compartment for legs, hammers and wrench. The Apprentice also fits in the more deluxe C10 case, and packages can be upgraded to include the C10.

If the full package is a little out of your budget and you want just the necessities to get started playing, consider looking at the Prelude model. It is the same instrument as the Apprentice, but with a clear finish instead of black, and unlike the Apprentice, it is available as an instrument only. A pair of hammers, a tuning wrench and note guide strips are included, which is really everything a beginner needs to get started. Other accessories like a case and a playing leg or stand can always be ordered later.

Tuning, range and strings

The D10, Prelude and Apprentice have 2½ octaves of range; the lowest note is the G below middle C. There are 12 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 11 courses on the bass bridge. This configuration is often referred to as “12/11”. Easily available keys are G, D, C and F, along with their relative minors. There are a variety of chromatic notes available in each key.

Woods

Soundboard and back: laminated Finland birch
Pinblocks and rails: Eastern hard maple
Bridges and soundhole inserts: maple

Dimensions

Bottom rail: 38½ inches
Top rail: 20 inches
Height: 15 inches
Thickness: 3¼ inches
Weight: approx. 11 pounds

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