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Dusty Strings D570 Hammered Dulcimer
  • Dusty Strings D570 Hammered Dulcimer

    From Dusty Strings:


    • 3¾ octaves overall range
    • 3½ octaves chromatic range
    • solid sapele soundboard and back
    • traditional 5th-interval tuning
    • 16/15 configuration with an 8-course super bass bridge on the right and left
    • reinforced with carbon fiber for stability


    "The D570 has the same body, range, and lush tone as the popular D550, plus a second super bass bridge on the right. The ability to play the low bass notes on either the left or the right puts them in easy reach for any arrangement with no sacrifices to volume or tone. In fact, there's a fun stereo-like effect, where the super bass notes seem to emanate from both sides of the instrument and surround the player with sound. With its large chromatic range, rich tone, portable body size, and convenient bridge arrangement, the D570 is an incredibly versatile dulcimer.


    Working closely with our design partner, Sam Rizzetta, we developed what we're calling a "dual-density bridge system" to optimize the tonal balance across the range. In the upper register, we're using jatoba, a very dense and articulate South American tonewood, which brings out the clear, ringing bell tones of the high notes. Slightly lighter density Eastern hard maple in the mid and lower ranges facilitates a full, warm, round tone. This combination surrounds the player with a balanced blend of clarity, responsiveness, sparkle and warmth.


    Starting in 2011, we began incorporating carbon fiber into the internal bracing of our Chromatic Series dulcimers, improving upon their existing reputation for excellent tuning stability. With a stiffer frame, the tuning stability has gone from excellent to truly exceptional, a benefit that any dulcimer player will appreciate wholeheartedly.


    The C500 case is available separately.


    Note: If you think you might want dampers, we'd encourage you to consider ordering them along with your instrument. On our Chromatic Series dulcimers, the dampers are complicated enough that they require custom fitting for each instrument to make sure they function well. It is possible for us to install them later, but it will require shipping your dulcimer to our shop in Seattle.


    Included: Gooseneck tuning wrench and large double-sided hammers."


    The D570 Dulcimer can be ordered as the dulcimer only (with the accessories noted above), or with the additional options of Dampers and/or a C500 Case.


    *If the dulcimer you wish to order is not in stock, please contact us so we can discuss the timing and payment.*


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