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Songbird Swift Compact Chromatic Package 08-23
  • Songbird Swift Compact Chromatic Package 08-23

    If you would like to order this dulcimer without the package, or with only part of the package contents, please contact us. Most people order Songbird dulcimers as a package so we have made the decision to list our stock only as the package option.


    From Songbird Dulcimers:


    "The 15/14/7/6 Swift Compact Chromatic is a lightweight, full range chromatic hammered dulcimer. It has a beautiful mahogany top with a ply back. Choose your chromatic bridge on the right or left side."


    " The 15/14/7/6 Swift Compact Chromatic is fully capable of it all. It is easy to carry, lightweight, and has a full four octave range. Make this amazing dulcimer your constant companion at jam sessions or get lost in its amazing capabilities as you play at home.



    Beautiful mahogany top with a ply back

    Bindings, bridges, and sides are Maple

    Professional sound

    Sound holes in the back

    Extremely lightweight, only 13 lbs!

    39.5″ x 16 7/8″

    Carries a full 4 octave range


    Comes with hammers and T-handle tuning wrench

    Option of chromatic bridge on the left or right side


    Beautiful Mahogany Top

    The top of the Swift Compact Chromatic is solid Genuine Mahogany (not Sapele) which is wonderful stuff! It makes for a sound that is big, rich and open. There are other Mahoganies used by other builders as a substitute, but they are not the same or as good as Genuine Mahogany.


    Great for Humid or Dry Climates

    The top consists of 6 individual boards connected by tight fitting tongue and groove joints which are not glued. This allows the wood to shrink or swell as needed with changes in humidity and makes for a much happier, more stable instrument.


    Not only is this dulcimer beautiful, it is also durable. Take it anywhere and don’t worry about it. It will probably still be in tune when you get there. Dry conditions? No problem. Serious humidity? Takes it in stride. No having to keep your dulcimer humidified in winter, or struggle with wild swings of tuning as weather changes. Remarkably stable!


    Fully Chromatic

    This baby is fully chromatic with 3 octaves, and a 4 octave range.


    Want your chromatic bridge on the left or right side? We can do it!" Just specify with the drop-down menu before you add it to the cart. Note: Prices vary for the left and right versions.


    The Swift Compact Chromatic Package , which includes the dulcimer, case, stand, double face hammers, tuning wrench, and book (Mel Bay’s You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer with online video), can be purchased dulcimer only for $125 less (still includes hammers, tuning and string-gauge chart, and tuning wrench)


    *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:

      String Polishing Cake

      Hammered Dulcimer Instruction Book

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