There is a real need for an affordable yet durable and good sounding hammered dulcimer. Many, many folks would like to try the hammered dulcimer, but don't want to commit a lot of money on something they don't know will work for them. Or they want a really nice gift for a musical relative or friend. Our new 13/12 Chickadee fills that need very well.
I learned many years ago that it is much easier to get a clear, beautiful ringing tone out of a small dulcimer than a large one, and the Chickadee really has it. We are very proud of it. The Chickadee is made out of the same reliable laminated Birch as our larger Phoebe models, so it is stiff and stable. It is also large enough in all dimensions to properly stretch the strings for good tone, and have enough volume in the box for resonance. The rails are Cherry, the pin blocks are Hard maple, and the bridges are Walnut. The Chickadee is 38 inches long, 15 3/4 inches wide, and will weigh about 12 pounds.
Melanie had the inspiration that both the dulcimer and stand would fit in one of our large cases with a 1" pad to keep them apart, and it works perfectly! So one of our large cases is what is included in the package deal. It makes it really easy to carry around town. I took the first one to our local jam to try out, and it did just fine. It sounded just great and held its own well in the noisy environment. Plus, it was really easy to grab and go with. There was nothing we played all evening that I couldn't play, I didn't feel restricted in any way. Get one! It is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of the hammered dulcimer, and will take you places you never thought of.
The Chickadee is 38" long, 15 3/4" wide, and will weigh about 12 pounds.
Prices listed below do not include shipping fees.
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Complete package includes: dulcimer, case, stand, electronic tuner, hammers, tuning wrench, book
|Chickadee Dulcimer Package
Availability: We are a small Mom and Pop enterprise, and can't have everything we make in stock all the time. We try to keep the Chickadee in stock all the time. If you have a deadline, please contact us for availability of what you are thinking of getting before placing the order.
Shipping Info: A shipping calculator with all the functionality would cost us big money, so we opted to use the basic and reliable Paypal checkout system and include a reasonable average shipping cost on the price of each item. This year it is $25 for dulcimers or complete packages. If you order multiple items, we will refund the extra via Paypal.
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