The Apprentice has been discontinued by Dusty Strings. We have two with case included remaining in stock!
laminated Finland birch soundboard and back
traditional 5th-interval tuning
The Apprentice 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 (makes the strings "pop" visually a bit more than the natural-finish Prelude), 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 the following accessories: single-sided wooden hammers, a T-handle tuning wrench, note indicator strips, and the Hammered Dulcimer Owner's Guidebook.
We highly recommend purchasing this dulcimer with the padded cordura C10 case, and that is how we most often stock it for sale. But both purchase options are available above in the drop-down menu.