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All about a Dusty Strings D25N 15/14 Hammered Dulcimer


#1

I am brand new to the hammered dulcimer, but for years have played guitar, mandolin and banjo. In those instruments we enjoy know all about the instrument, woods, etc. In that vain I would like to know more about the D-25. It was made in 9-8-89 and seems to be in excellent condition. What all can I know about it and what do I need to know? I really look forward to learning. thanks to all


#2

The D25 is very similar to our current D45, which you can read all about on our website. The main differences are that the D45 is a little bit larger, so that it can accommodate dampers, and it has an extra course of strings at the top of each bridge. Also, it’s currently made with a sapele soundboard and back, while your D25 is probably mahogany. Did you know that Rich Mullins played a D25?

If it didn’t come with the dulcimer, you might find our Dulcimer Owner’s Guidebook to be a handy reference. You can find it on our Hammered Dulcimer Support page, along with some other helpful tips about things like tuning and general maintenance.

Have fun playing!