Harry Wass

Hammered Dulcimer

 

Pelverata, Tasmania, Australia.  medieval.instruments@gmail.com 

 

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Hammered dulcimer , 66 strings 17/16.  Made by Harry Wass, 2008

Hammered Dulcimers came into use in the 15th Century and survives today as a folk instrument in many countries and forms.  It evolved from the psaltery (a typically triangular or trapezoid instrument with metal strings stretched over a flat soundbox, typically plucked with the fingers or sometimes a quill). 

The Dulcimer is an ideal instrument to learn on, and the open metal strings of the dulcimer give a dramatic rich sound when struck with the hammers.

Harry Wass Hammered Dulcimers from $1500