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Here is your chance to own a one of a kind rare five-string Appalachian Dulcimer built by David Marks for Folk Craft. David thought is would be cool to build a dulcimer based on the Weissenborn Hawaiian steel guitar. He initially built two.

One was set up with a high nut and saddle like a lap steel. However, since it was strung like a dulcimer -- essentially the reverse of a lab steel, no one could play it.

The other was a different story and it worked brilliantly. The larger body and slightly wider fingerboard gives it a greatly extended range. Depending on the tuning, it goes from the highest string on a dulcimer -- usually d -- all the way down to a string a full octave below the usual lowest string. So in essence it combines the ranges of a regular dulcimer, a baritone and a bass dulcimer.

David showed it to me at a festival many years ago. I played it for maybe five minutes and realized I absolutely had to have it. You can hear it on my recording of Hawaiian slack key arranged for dulcimer: check out the track "Aloha Medley" on my album Ke Kukima Polinahe--Hawaiian and Polynesian Music for Appalachian Dulcimer; available on Spotify, Apple Music, etc.

Now, after maybe thirty some years, it's time for someone else to enjoy it.

It is in very good shape, and comes with a soft case.

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Listed9 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
  • David Marks Folk Craft
  • Da Kine
  • Natural
  • 1990s
Made In
  • United States

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