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DUSTY STRINGS HAMMERED DULCIMER OVERTURE PACKAGE INCLUDES CASE AND STAND

Stock code: DUSOVPKNAT

Stock Availability

Auckland North Island South Island Warehouse

Description

Overture Dulcimer

The larger version of our popular and affordable Prelude model is also built with a laminated Finland birch soundboard and back, and has the same stability and sweet, balanced sound. Extending the standard 2½ octave range downward, this instrument opens up a wider choice of playing keys and affords greater versatility in arranging melodies and harmonies.

The Overture comes as a package with a C45 case and folding sit-down stand, providing a complete ready-to-go option.

Features

- 3 octaves
- Natural lacquer
- Laminated Finland birch soundboard and back
- Traditional 5th-interval tuning
- 16/15 configuration

Specs & Tuning

RANGE
The Overture has a three-octave range, and the lowest note is the D below middle C. There are 16 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 15 courses on the bass bridge - a configuration that is often referred to as 16/15. Easily available keys are G, D, C, F and A, along with their relative minors, and there are a variety of chromatic notes available in each key.

DIMENSIONS
Bottom rail: 42 inches
Top rail: 19½ inches
Height: 17¾ inches
Thickness: 4 inches
Weight: Approx. 14 pounds

WOODS
Soundboard and back: Laminated Finland birch
Pinblocks and rails: Eastern hard maple
Main bridges: Maple
Side bridges and soundhole inserts: Sapele