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Mountain Dulcimer Turns, 4 Strings

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                                       Mountain Dulcimer Turns, 4 Strings

Condition: New
Brand: Quality 1 Trader Ltd 
Size: 4 Strings
Instrument:  Dulcimer
Sub-Type: Acoustic
Chord with your fingers or strum with a noter, the mountain dulcimer is a beautiful sounding instrument. The traditional hourglass shape helps separate and blend the bass and treble tones producing a wide range of tone color and a balance of sound. A soundboard of spruce and a body of rosewood combine to create a warm tone in the Arched Mountain Dulcimer. "Arched" refers to the underside of the fret board which features two sweeping arches which help free the soundboard. The sculpted strum hollow fits a variety of playing styles, and the tailpiece anchors the loop end strings on the side, and provides a hand rest when fingerpicking. The carved scroll peg box features geared 4:1 banjo style tuners. A pick and noter are included. The fret board 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.
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    Appalachian dulcimer initially become visible in the early 19th century among Scots-Irish refugee societies in the southern Appalachian Mountains, the instrument has no recognized pattern in Ireland or Scotland. Some examples of the mountain dulcimer present from earlier about 1880, when J. Edward Thomas of Knott County, Ky started producing and selling them. The instrument became utilized as incredible of a parlor instrument, as its humble sound volume is best-suited to small home gatherings. But for the first half of the 20th century the mountain dulcimer was unusual, with a handful of manufacturers supplying players in scattered pockets of Appalachia. Almost no audio recordings of the instrument found from earlier about the late 1930s.
    Appalachian dulcimer accomplished revitalization in the 1950s metropolitan folk music restoration in the United States through the work of Jean Ritchie, a Kentucky musician who launched the instrument to New York City. In the early 1960s, Ritchie and her partner George Pickow started giving out dulcimers made by her Kentucky relative Jethro Amburgey, then the woodworking mentor at the Hindman Settlement School. They ultimately started manufacturing their own instruments in New York City. In the meantime, the American folk musician Richard Fariña was also introducing the Appalachian dulcimer to a large audience, and by 1965 the instrument was recognized in folk music.One of the most popular players of the Appalachian dulcimer is a folk singer Joni Mitchell, who has been playing it since the late 1960s on studio recordings and also in live concerts. Cyndi Lauper is also a high-profile mountain dulcimer player, having studied with the late David Schnaufer.


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