Dusty Strings D300 Hammered Dulcimer w/case & stand (used)

Regular price $ 1,899.00

Dusty Strings D300 chromatic hammered dulcimer with black top. Previous owner purchased this new at our shop in 2014, and it remains in very good condition. Includes padded case, Folkcraft fully adjustable stand, long playing leg, and 3 pairs hammers. New price on dulcimer + case alone is $3,175.

Shipping is estimated at $100 within the continental US. However, the stand may have to be shipped in a separate package and could incur additional shipping charges, depending on the destination. We recommend contacting us for a shipping quote before purchasing (please include your full address).

  • 3 octaves overall range
  • fully chromatic
  • solid sapele soundboard and back
  • traditional 5th-interval tuning
  • 13/12 configuration with an additional 7-course super bass bridge
  • reinforced with carbon fiber for stability

The smallest of our Chromatic Series instruments, the D300 offers a full, professional tone on a compact body size. The three-octave, fully-chromatic range is the same as our D500, but we've compressed the size of the frame by placing the lowest half-octave on a super bass bridge on the left side of the instrument. As a result, the D300 has a slightly smaller voice than its larger siblings, but still meets the volume and projection needs of any playing situation. The tone is sweet and clear, with the richness and depth that are characteristic of our Chromatic Series.

Working closely with our design partner, Sam Rizzetta, we developed what we're calling a "dual-density bridge system" to optimize the tonal balance across the range. In the upper register, we're using jatoba, a very dense and articulate South American tonewood, which brings out the clear, ringing bell tones of the high notes. Slightly lighter density Eastern hard maple in the mid and lower ranges facilitates a full, warm, round tone. This combination surrounds the player with a balanced blend of clarity, responsiveness, sparkle and warmth.

Starting in 2011, we began incorporating carbon fiber into the internal bracing of our Chromatic Series dulcimers, improving upon their existing reputation for excellent tuning stability. With a stiffer frame, the tuning stability has gone from excellent to truly exceptional, a benefit that any dulcimer player will appreciate wholeheartedly.