Songbird Sparrow Chromatic
From Songbird Dulcimers:
"The 14/13/8 Sparrow Chromatic is the smallest and lightest member of our Multiple Section Soundboard solid top hammered dulcimers. This design allows the wood the shrink and swell with humidity changes, leaving a stable, reliable instrument for you to play and enjoy without the worry."
"The 14/13/8 Sparrow Chromatic is the smallest and lightest member of our Multiple Section Soundboard solid top hammered dulcimers. Great versatile dulcimer for those playing in humid conditions. We believe this is the most reliable small dulcimer built.
- 14/13/8 Solid African Mahogany top with back ply
- Hard Maple sides, Curly Maple bindings, and Walnut bridges
- 38” long x 15 3/4” wide
- Weighs about 12 lbs.
- Comes with hammers and T-handle tuning wrench
Acclimates to Dry or Humid Weather
The Sparrow Chromatic hammered dulcimer’s top is composed of 6 individual boards connected together with tight fitting tongue and groove joints which are not glued. This allows the wood to shrink and swell as it needs to with changes in humidity. But it will still act acoustically as one board. This works well and makes a much happier, more stable dulcimer.
No need to worry about it when conditions change. Take it to Death Valley? Fine. Trip to the Amazon? Ditto. Take the Sparrow Chromatic with you anywhere; its portable and will survive even the craziest weather conditions.
The Sparrow is fully chromatic over 2 1/2 octaves with a total 3 1/2 octave range. This baby will do it all. It’s small, light, and chromatic with a great sound? What more could you want!?
Beautiful Mahogany Top
The African Mahogany that makes up this dulcimer’s top gives it a fine golden hue, a perfect backdrop for playing! Sit back, relax, and make the music that makes you happiest. We hope you find hours of enjoyment playing this beautiful instrument."
The Sparrow Chromatic Dulcimer can be purchased dulcimer only (includes hammers, tuning and string-gauge chart, 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. 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