9/8 Hammered Dulcimer Package - Backpacker


This backpacker hammered dulcimer's compact size, light weight and economical price make this model a great choice for both entry level players as well as experienced players.

The Backpacker is a unique sized affordable, portable and well built instrument. Beginners find it an easy instrument to learn and grow with since its course layout is the same as the middle section of full sized hammered dulcimers. Experienced players use the Backpacker as a take along instrument. The Backpacker is great to take along on outings such as hiking, canoeing and certainly traveling.  No playing stand needed as it comes with a peg that fits in a slot on the back to support the instrument on a table or other surface, even the ground! The tone is balanced and surprisingly full for such a compact instrument.

Comes with:

  • Padded heavy duty nylon carrying case with shoulder strap and large pocket for accessories
  • Pair of hardwood hammers
  • Gooseneck tuning wrench
  • Tuning guide, note indicator strips, dowel playing peg, and instructional/songbook TK O'Brien's Guide to Playing the Hammered Dulcimer.

Dulcimer Specification

  • Length: 22 "  bottom rail
  • Height: 10"
  • Weight: 4 1/2 pounds
  • String spacing is 7/8 inch
  • String sizes: .010, .012, .014, .015, .018 plain steel
  • Top and back: Baltic Birch 5 ply with lacquer finish. Pin blocks: Hard Maple. Bridges: Cherry. Rails: Top and bottom - Cherry, Sides - Maple. Soundhole: Cherry Celtic Knot insert
  • 2 octaves from G at the bottom to G at the top on the bass course, 2 strings per course
  • Plays in the keys of G, C and D
  • 2 year warranty
  • Built in U.S.

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