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All Dusty Strings dulcimers are built with the same high-quality hardware and exacting standards. For more information on the differences between models, try our Dulcimer Finder or detailed comparison chart, or give us a call!
Our 16/15 dulcimers have 16 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 15 courses on the bass bridge, and are tuned in the traditional American fifth-interval style with a 3-octave range. The Overture has a soundboard and back of laminated birch, and the D45 is made of all solid wood.
Our Chromatic Series dulcimers use a variation on the traditional 5th-interval tuning scheme, which adds chromatic notes via extra bridges or substitutions. The D300 is a 3-octave compact model, the 500 series are mid-sized, and the 600 series are our largest models. Chromatic Series dulcimers are made of all solid wood with a more sophisticated internal bracing system, which produces unparalleled resonance, clarity and depth of tone.
The PD40 is all solid wood and has a non-traditional tuning scheme that mimics the black and white keys on a piano. The unique tuning allows for a full 3.5 chromatic octaves of range on a mid-sized and mid-priced instrument.