From Songbird Dulcimers:
"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 13/12 Chickadee fills that need very well."
"We’ve learned that small dulcimers can easily produce a beautiful, clear ringing tone over a larger dulcimer. This 13/12 Chickadee model exemplifies that. And we believe it is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of the hammered dulcimer.
- Built with durable, reliable laminated Birch
- Top is coated with a black paint that gives it an orange peel texture, and then sealed with polyurethane
- Soundholes in the back
- Walnut rails, Hard Maple pin blocks, and Walnut bridges
- 38″ long x 15 3/4″ wide
- Weighs about 12 lbs.
- Comes with hammers and T-handle tuning wrench
- Only exclusive American-made dulcimer of its kind
Exclusive Hammered Dulcimer
We are currently the only American builder selling a hammered dulcimer this size. And despite its small size, it doesn’t have many limitations in musical repertoire. There hasn’t been much we can’t play on it, and players don’t often feel restricted by it. The small size also means it is quicker to tune, which beginners can appreciate.
Perfect for Jam Sessions
The Chickadee is made out of laminated Birch, 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 Chickadee will hold her own in jam sessions; her bright tone rings out well in a noisy environment.
It is lightweight, and easy to carry. Make sure to grab a case (or package deal) and take it anywhere you want to play music!
Makes a Great Gift
We offer an affordable price tag on the Chickadee hammered dulcimer. It is one of the biggest values out of all our product offerings. For this reason, it can make a great gift for those wishing to learn a new instrument.
Or gift it to yourself! We believe everyone has their own beautiful music to share with the world."
Songbird Dulcimers recently made some changes to their Chickadee Hammered Dulcimer. It now has a black painted top and the sound holes have been moved from the soundboard to the back of the instrument, a location consistent with the rest of their current models.
The Chickadee Dulcimer can be purchased dulcimer only (includes hammers, tuning and string-gauge chart, and tuning wrench) or as a package for $125 more (dulcimer, case, stand, double face hammers, tuning wrench, and book; Mel Bay’s You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer with online video)
*If out of stock in the showroom you may still order and we will have one drop shipped directly to you from Songbird Dulcimers. The wait time varies between a couple of days and about a month. Please contact us if you need a more specific current estimate.
Accessories to Consider
Hammered Dulcimer Stand
Snark Chromatic Tuner
Hammered Dulcimer Instruction Book