Songbird Chickadee Chromatic
From Songbird Dulcimers:
"The 14/13/8 Chickadee Chromatic is the fully chromatic version of the 13/12 Chickadee. It adds the third bridge on the left with the three missing notes at the bottom of the two main bridges added at the top of the third. A lot can be done with this little dulcimer. It sounds just great, projects well, and holds its own very well in a room full of other instruments."
"You’ve found the only small-size American-made chromatic hammered dulcimer of its kind. The other dealers have slowly quit making them, and it has left us selling them left and right. There is a still a huge need for a chromatic instrument of its size, and we will continue to produce them. These make a very affordable, versatile, and durable small dulcimer that stay in tune well. Perfect for a beginning player!
- Top and back are durable Baltic Birch laminate
- 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
- The only American-made chromatic dulcimer of its size
The 14/13/8 Chickadee Chromatic hammered dulcimer is the fully chromatic version of our 13/12 Chickadee. It adds the third bridge on the left with the three missing notes at the bottom of the two main bridges added at the top of the third. Below that are five courses used for low bass.
The tuning of these is optional within a certain range, but Chris tunes them from the bottom up: Low G, Low C, then D, E, and F# to complete the lower octave of the key of D. Sometimes he tunes the second note from C down to B and can get a G major arpeggio over four full octaves!
A really versatile small dulcimer!
Perfect for Jam Sessions
The Chickadee Chromatic produces a clear ring that projects well, and holds its own very well in a room full of other instruments. Get yourself a case (or save $ with the package deal), then just grab it and go anywhere you want to play music."
Songbird Dulcimers recently made some changes to their Chickadee Chromatic 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 Chromatic Dulcimer can be purchased dulcimer only (includes hammers and tuning wrench) or as a package (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.
Accessories to Consider
Hammered Dulcimer Stand
Snark Chromatic Tuner
Hammered Dulcimer Instruction Book