Back, sides, head: sugar maple
Top: Western red cedar
Fretboard: sugar maple
Fretboard veneer: padauk
More information about wood can be found here.
Three strings, .012, .015, .024RW
Standard, DAD tuning
Nut, bridge, frets
Diatonic, plus 1.5, 6.5, 8.5, 13.5, and 15.5 frets (more information about frets)
Micarta nut and bridge material
Nickel-silver fret wire, standard size
Mother of pearl position dots at frets 3, 7 (double), 10, 14 (double), 17
Galax performance back
Traditional flat head
Enclosed gear tuners, chrome finish
Padded case with shoulder strap
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We were treated like family. They are warm, helpful and extremely knowledgeable . On top of that, we came home with a great dulcimer.
I love my new Dulcimer and am so glad I chose the Chromatic neck! The pick up has a lovely sound and it’s a beautifully made instrument! Karen
This was my fourth custom instrument from Richard Ash and Folkcraft. I can’t say enough good things about working with Richard and his staff. the materials, build and support are tops in every area from order config to receiving a completed instrument in great shape. My latest instrument with walnut body and butternut top also has a very warm and accurate sounding pickup system - another Wow! I have a new custom LapJo on order now so that my original can go back for a refresh! I’ve got to publish “family” pictures soon!
This dulcimer is awesome--beautiful enough to display, but that would be a waste, because its so much fun to play and such a pleasure to listen to (even when I'm the neophyte playing it) . Richard and the KMW instructors were extremely helpful, offering a number of suggestions which somehow did not conflict and resulted in a dulcimer that is easy a joy to play, listen to and display. Definitely one of my best buys!
This is the most beautiful instrument. The sound is so much better than the one I was using. That old one is a toy compared to my Folkcraft.