This is the most affordable moderately large range Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer I know of. This has an 8 course Super Bass Bridge along with 17 Treble Courses and 16 Bass Courses! Here is the tuning layout: TUNING. This Hammered Dulcimer has Baltic Birch Ply Top and Back, Maple Pin Blocks and Cherry End Rails. It has been stained "brown" and then topped with a clear lacquer finish. The string spacing is 1 1/16" making it a little easier for "newbies" to the Hammered Dulcimer to play. You can upgrade to a full "package" which includes the 8/17/16 Chromatic "Phoebe" Hammered Dulcimer along with a cordura nylon padded carrying case, a folding stand, a battery powered chromatic tuner and instrutcion book! In other words ... virtually everything you need to begin playing the Hammered Dulcimer. To upgrade simply click on the "Package" box below. This is a large range instrument for an "entry" level price.
For the musical range at a low price in a Hammered Dulcimer this one, basically, can't be beat!