Diagram of the note layout for a standard, diatonically tuned hammered dulcimer with 12 treble courses and 12 bass courses; probably the most popular configuration in the UK
Roger Frood gives some advice on choosing a good quality hammered dulcimer, particularly useful when considering a second hand instrument.
Location: ARRAS, NORTHERN FRANCE. This is a 4/13/13/5 Dove Chromatic Dulcimer made by Roger Frood. The design has two additional bridges to fill in the high and low chromatic notes giving a fully chromatic range of over 2.5 octaves. 800 Euros + Shipping. Case and Stand 60 Euros.
Location: KENT. Completely Reconditioned Oakwood Hammered Dulcimer. This is a very early Oakwood, reconditioned by them. There is no carrying case. Buyer to collect. £400 ONO.
Location: WARWICKSHIRE. This an Oakwood Dulcimer with stand, soft case, 3 books, one pair of hammers, a tuning wrench and an electronic tuner. The instrument has been recently refurbished by the original makers, Oakwood. £400 ONO
Location: TAUNTON, SOMERSET. Nearly new condition. It has a great sound and is in a standard tuning with some extra chromatic notes at the tops of the bridges to increase the range. £1300.
Midlands. 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Evenings.
Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire. Maker of Hammered Dulcimers and Harps.
Pewsey, Wiltshire. Maker of Hammered Dulcimers. Accessories, Repairs.