This 3 Octave 15/14 Hammer Dulcimer has an unusually attractive solid Sapelle top which is a type of Mahogany. This particular instrument has a clear lacquer finish. It has Maple pin blocks, Ash rails, a laminated Birch back and Ipe bridges which is an upgrade from the more common Maple. This instrument has excellent clarity, tone and volume and because of it's solid tone-wood top it will improve with age. Although it can be considered somewhat of an entry level instrument there are many musicians who use it professionally. It records very well and is quite light weight and easily transportable. Best of all ... the package consists of this instrument, a set of hammers, a tuning wrench, care and instruction booklet, tuning and string gauge chart, a pocket style case, electronic tuner and sit-down stand! Absolutely everything you need to get up and running.
This Pioneer not only has great tone and volume but its clear finish really shows off the grain of the wood. Check out all the pic's!