Dusty Strings Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer 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! 16/15 Dulcimers 16/15 dulcimers have 16 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 15 courses on the bass bridge. The Overture has a soundboard and back of laminated birch. The D45 is made of all solid wood. 0 stars, based on 0 reviews 0 5
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Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer

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$645.00
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer

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Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer

$645.00
Model Number: 4335875
Dusty Strings Overture Hammered Dulcimer

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!

16/15 Dulcimers
16/15 dulcimers have 16 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 15 courses on the bass bridge. The Overture has a soundboard and back of laminated birch. The D45 is made of all solid wood.
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Dusty Strings Overture 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.

3 octaves
natural or black lacquer
laminated Finland birch soundboard and back
traditional 5th-interval tuning
16/15 configuration
available as a package with case and stand

This larger version of our popular and affordable Prelude model is built with laminated Finland birch soundboard and back. Exceptionally sturdy and stable, it offers a sweet, balanced sound over its three octave range. Extending the standard 2½ octave range downward, this instrument opens up a wider choice of playing keys and affords greater versatility in arranging melodies and harmonies.

The Overture is available as an instrument only (including hammers and a tuning wrench) or as a package with a C45 case and folding sit-down stand, providing a complete ready-to-go option. There is also the option to choose a striking black finish instead of the standard clear lacquer. For an idea of what this looks like, see the Apprentice, which is the smaller version of the black Overture.

Tuning, range and strings

The Overture is a three octave dulcimer; the lowest note is the D below middle C. There are 16 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 15 courses on the bass bridge. This configuration is often referred to as “16/15”. Easily available keys are G, D, C, F and A, along with their relative minors. There are a variety of chromatic notes available in each key.

Woods

Soundboard and back: laminated Finland birch
Pinblocks: Eastern hard maple
Rails and main bridges: maple
Side bridges and soundhole inserts: sapele

Dimensions

Bottom rail: 42 inches
Top rail: 19½ inches
Height: 17¾ inches
Thickness: 4 inches
Weight: approx. 14 pounds

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