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Dulciborn

 

Gold Tone enters the dulcimer world.  Owner Robyn Rogers, a gifted Appalachian dulcimer player, has always wanted to include a dulcimer in our catalog of folk instruments.  We did not want to replicate an existing model and instead wanted to create something unique.  Our lap-style Weissenborn guitars are some of the more unique sounding hollowbody instruments in the acoustic world, so it was natural for us to eventually try a plucked-style dulcimer fingerboard and tuning using this body type, thus the "Dulciborn" was born!

Since the dulcimer uses light gauge strings, we were able to reduce the bracing size and use a very responsive Sitka spruce top.  Compared to a typical cherry wood or mahogany hourglass shape dulcimer, the Dulciborn is louder, has better bass response, and strings attached to the bridge pins actually provide the top with greater energy and vibration.  The maple binding, gold hardware, and highly figured rosewood laminate back and sides truely sets this instrument apart.  We kept many of the traditional appointments like a scalloped fingerboard, 27" scale, bone nut and saddle, and traditional fret spacing.  So even if you already own an Appalachian dulcimer, you need a Dulciborn.  It is played exactly like conventional dulcimers, but with a great new look and full-bodied tone.

 

For those interested in using a capo with the Dulciborn, check out: http://www.ronewingdulcimers.com/Capos.htm

SpecificationsTestimonies
Woods
FingerboardRosewood TopSolid Sitka Spruce
BridgeEbony BackRosewood
SidesRosewood
Finishing Touches
Wood FinishNatural Gloss Fingerboard InlayDot
Body BindingCurly Maple
Parts & Hardware
NutBone TunersGrover Tuners; 14:1 Gear Ratio
StringsDADD - .011, .011, .016, .024w PlatingTriple Plated Gold
Electronics
PickupIncludes Under Saddle Transducer Pickup
Other Features & Options
Case OptionsIncludes Padded Gigbag; Optional Hardshell Case Other OptionsOptional ABS-2 Preamp
Dimensions
Scale27" Weight5.2 Lbs.
Frets18 Medium
Suggested Retail Price: $889.00

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