Deluxe Package Includes Roosebeck 16/15 Hammered Dulcimer, Dulcimer Hammers Lacewood Teardrops Leather Padded – Pair, Microfiber Polishing Cloth, Mel Bay’s First Lesson for Hammered Dulcimer Book and CD. Roosebeck 16/15 Hammered Dulcimer, The Hammered Dulcimer has a beautiful, rich, full sound and has been used throughout the world for many centuries, originating in the Middle East. This particular hammered dulcimer is a 16/15, which means there are 16 courses of strings crossing the treble bridge on the left, and 15 courses of strings crossing the bass bridge on the right. All together there are 31 courses made up of 2 strings each. Item overall: 37.5″ L x 4″ H x 18.25″ W. Made of sheesham with opening in back that can be used as a carrying “handle.” The soundboard is solid lacewood and includes two sheesham rosettes over the sound holes. The rosettes feature an intricate vine and leaf pattern. There are 62 metal end pegs located opposite the tuning pegs. Dulcimer Hammers Lacewood Teardrops Leather Padded – Pair, This pair of teardrop shaped wooden dulcimer hammers are made from lacewood with sheesham accents. There are leather pads on one side. The approximate length is 8 1/2″. Microfiber Polishing Cloth, The Microfiber Polishing Cloth is a superior, innovative, chemical free, hypoallergenic cloth for polishing your instruments. One strand is 100 times thinner than the thickness of human hair, and is made of polyester 80% and nylon (polyamide) 20%. Microfiber is preferred for its very lightweight, super absorbency, and rapid drying properties. It has a soft and delicate powder-like touch. It is approximately 11″ x 11″ square. Mel Bay’s First Lesson for Hammered Dulcimer Book and CD, This 32 page book and accompanying CD are perfect for the beginning student of hammer dulcimer.

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  • Deluxe Package Includes Roosebeck 16/15 Hammered Dulcimer, Roosebeck Dulcimer Hammers Lacewood Teardrops Leather Padded – Pair, Roosebeck Microfiber Polishing Cloth, Mel Bay’s First Lesson for Hammered Dulcimer Book and CD.
  • Roosebeck Dulcimer Hammers Lacewood Teardrops Leather Padded – Pair, This pair of teardrop shaped wooden dulcimer hammers are made from lacewood with sheesham accents. There are leather pads on one side. The approximate length is 8 1/2″.
  • Roosebeck Microfiber Polishing Cloth, The Roosebeck Microfiber Polishing Cloth is a superior, innovative, chemical free, hypoallergenic cloth for polishing your instruments. One strand is 100 times thinner than the thickness of human hair, and is made of polyester 80% and nylon (polyamide) 20%. Microfiber is preferred for its very lightweight, super absorbency, and rapid drying properties. It has a soft and delicate powder-like touch. It is approximately 11″ x 11″ square.
  • Roosebeck 16/15 Hammered Dulcimer, The Hammered Dulcimer has a beautiful, rich, full sound and has been used throughout the world for many centuries, originating in the Middle East. This particular hammered dulcimer is a 16/15, which means there are 16 courses of strings crossing the treble bridge on the left, and 15 courses of strings crossing the bass bridge on the right. All together there are 31 courses made up of 2 strings each. Item overall: 37.5″ L x 4″ H x 18.25″ W. Body: Made of sheesham with opening in back that can be used as a carrying “handle.” Soundboard: The soundboard is solid lacewood and includes two sheesham rosettes over the sound holes. The rosettes feature an intricate vine and leaf pattern. Nut: There are 2 sheesham nuts and each are placed on sides of instrument. They are each 14.5.” Tuning Pegs/ Levers: Includes 62 metal tuning pegs threaded into body. End Pegs: There are 62 metal end pegs located opposite the tuning pegs.
  • Mel Bay’s First Lesson for Hammered Dulcimer Book and CD, This 32 page book and accompanying CD are perfect for the beginning student of hammer dulcimer. Provides tips for playing tunes, notes, symbols, techniques and theory, 10 lessons and 10 tunes. While the book provides a tuning chart for 15/14 Hammer dulcimers, it is clearly beneficial to smaller and larger hammer dulcimers. The CD offers a performance track with rhythm guitar and an instructional track with phrase-by-phrase demonstration. Book and CD are authored by Linda Thomas, music educator for over 30 years; published 2002 by Mel Bay.