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D45 Hammered Dulcimer by Dusty Strings

Regular price $ 1,630.00

  • 3 octaves
  • solid sapele soundboard and back
  • traditional 5th-interval tuning
  • 16/15 configuration

We usually stock this dulcimer with a C45 padded case, and recommend purchasing the case if you are having this shipped.

The D45 provides the dulcimer enthusiast with three octaves of sparkling, clean and  balanced sound in a 16 treble/15 bass course playing configuration. As an extra enhancement, we've inserted three upper chromatic notes to extend the chromatic range to more than two octaves, a very useful feature. Made entirely of solid woods, this dulcimer has a deep bass that blends beautifully with its clear, even treble.

The D45 was designed to be fitted with dampers. This sustain control device creates a wide range of tonal effects, from the rich and complex natural voice of the undamped strings to a wonderful, wholly muted marimba-like tone with no sustain. The dampers on the D45 can be installed when the instrument is built, or very easily added later by the player.

The D45 offers rich, full sound, overall versatility, and solid-wood elegance, all in a mid-priced, mid-sized instrument. It is a delight for any dulcimer player - from beginning to advanced - to own and play.

Also available by special order with dampers installed.

Includes double-sided oval hammers, gooseneck tuning wrench, note guide strips, owner's guidebook.

Other options include decorative soundboard binding and black soundboard - contact us if you are interested in these options.