The Apprentice package 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 a variety of accessories at an attractive package price: single-sided wooden hammers, a T-handle tuning wrench, note indicator strips, the Hammered Dulcimer Owner's Guidebook, a 28-inch sit-down playing leg, a 5-inch table-top playing leg and a padded cordura C10 case.
We highly recommend purchasing this dulcimer with the case, but if you wish to purchase just the dulcimer alone, you may do so at $495 (please contact us if you're interested in this option).