15/14 Student with natural laminated birch soundboard with cherry frame and bridges
Detail of 15/14 Student with natural soundboard with cherry frame and bridges
Student dulcimers are an economic alternative to my more expensive Custom instruments. They are identical in layout to my Custom models. Student models are available in 16/15,15/14, 3/13/12. 13/12, or 12/11 sizes. I also offer Student Models for my Small Linear Chromatic, the 10/14/13, and Tsimbls. String spacing can be either 7/8" or 1" with your choice of either walnut or cherry frame and matching bridges. Soundboard and back are the blond Finnish birch laminate. At the base price the soundboard would be left the natural blond. For an extra $100 you can have the soundboard made black. If that is your choice you will want to go with a Cherry frame and matching bridges. Walnut just doesn't look great against the black. If you'd like to hear what this dulcimer sounds like, click here.
If you'd like to personalize your Student Model, I can install a custom sound hole design for an extra $85. For instruments with custom sound hole designs, I have to build from scratch. I can't install a sound hole design in finished instruments.
My trade-in policy applies to any instrument Student or Custom. 75% of what you paid for any instrument and its case can be applied to larger Custom instruments later. There are no time limits on that policy. Your investment is secure.
A Student 15/14 with 1" string spacing. Laminated Finnish Birch soundboard made black with Cherry frame and bridges.
15/14 Student with laminated birch made black with cherry frame and bridges
Detail of 15/14 Student with black soundboard with cherry frame and bridges