This is a very nice Quartersawn Mahogany Top 16/15 Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer with Cherry endrails. There is no stain on the top ... it is a clear lacquer finish showing the natural color of the Mahogany. The bridges are Rosewood and are marked where the major keys A, D, C, G, F and Bb start. It has a laminated birch back. It is very light weighing in at 13.75 lbs. It has 16 treble courses and 15 treble courses with 7 extra "missing" notes from the Diatonic scheme which, in effect, makes it fully chromatic over 3 Octaves. This instrument has extra slots along the edge of the soundboard to make it more vibrant and has extensively tapered soundboard and lateral internal bracing to make the instrument lighter and give it a larger "voice."
This is a very portable, fully professional 3 Octave Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer suitable for either personal or professional use and designed for years of enjoyment.