Jerry Read Smith 5 Octave Grande Concertmaster XL #981

Jerry Read Smith 5 Octave Grande Concertmaster XL #981
Jerry Read Smith 5 Octave Grande Concertmaster XL #981Jerry Read Smith 5 Octave Grande Concertmaster XL #981Jerry Read Smith 5 Octave Grande Concertmaster XL #981Jerry Read Smith 5 Octave Grande Concertmaster XL #981Jerry Read Smith 5 Octave Grande Concertmaster XL #981Jerry Read Smith 5 Octave Grande Concertmaster XL #981 Back
SKU: 110981

This Hammered Dulcimer is my second "prototype" Grande Concertmaster XL (#981) ... which simply means the Super Bass bridge is on the left instead of my standard positioning on the right side of the instrument.  I have received numerous requests to create this model for folks who are accustomed to that bridge layout offered by other builders.  It's taken me about 1 1/2 years to fully accomplish this task and I am now offering this prototype ... FOR SALE!  Here are some of the details for this instrument

-A 2/12/22/21 Course Set Up (5 Octave Range)
-Asymmetrical Body Design (provides a Vertical Treble Bridge and closer Bass Bridge)
-Left Side 12 Course Super Bass Bridge (Multiple Tuning Options)
-Triple and Double Spline Finger Joint Frame Construction
-Tapered Pin Blocks providing Larger Bass Chamber
-Laminated End Rails
-Curly Maple and Purpleheart Laminated Edge Binding
-Tapered Variable Gradient Density© Soundboard
-Custom Stained Top
-Pre-­Double Arched and Strutted Soundboard
-Solid Tulip Poplar Hardwood Back
-American Figured Cherry Outer Laminate on End Rails
-Solid Wood Lateral Internal Braces
-Signature JRS Double Soundhole Rosettes
-Standard SOTW Corner Scrolls
-Totally Finished & Sealed Interior Body and Bracing
-Exotic Solid Katalox (Mexican Ebony) Bridges
-Maple and Purpleheart Inlaid Position Markers
-21 Different Steel, Solid Brass and Brass Wound String Gauges
-Upper and Lower Handholds in Back
-Ultra Stable Structural Design
-Signed, Dated and Numbered
-Upgradeable for Cable Drive Linear Bearing Damper System
-Upgradeable for Internal Stereo Pick-Up System

Song of the Wood says: 


I'm very happy with this new design for those used to playing the Super Bass notes on the left.  This design does "boost" the depth of the Bass notes while still maintaining my priority of overall balance and clarity of tone.
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$4,495.00
Weight: 18.2 lb
Dimensions: 50 in × 23.5 in × 4.5 in
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