Hammered Dulcimer Models
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!
Note: As of January, 2021, we have discontinued the 12/11 models. We may still have a couple left, so give us a call if you're interested!
12/11 dulcimers have 12 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 11 courses on the bass bridge. The Prelude and Apprentice have soundboards and backs of laminated birch; the only difference between them is the color. The D10 is made of all solid wood.
16/15 dulcimers have 16 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 15 courses on the bass bridge. The Overture has a soundboard and back of laminated birch, and the D45 is made of all solid wood.
The Chromatic Series
Our Chromatic Series dulcimers use a variation on the traditional 5th-interval tuning scheme, which adds chromatic notes via extra bridges or substitutions. These instruments are made of all solid wood with a more sophisticated internal bracing system, which produces unparallelled 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.