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Gold Tone musical instruments are available at banjocrazy.com. Call (970) 731-3117 Paul Roberts for more information.

Gold Tone enters the dulcimer world.  Owner Robyn Rogers, a gifted Appalachian dulcimer player, has always wanted to include a dulcimer in our catalog of folk instruments.  We did not want to replicate an existing model and instead wanted to create something unique.  Our lap-style Weissenborn guitars are some of the more unique sounding hollowbody instruments in the acoustic world, so it was natural for us to eventually try a plucked-style dulcimer fingerboard and tuning using this body type, thus the “Dulciborn” was born!

Since the dulcimer uses light gauge strings, we were able to reduce the bracing size and use a very responsive Sitka spruce top.  Compared to a typical cherry wood or mahogany hourglass shape dulcimer, the Dulciborn is louder, has better bass response, and strings attached to the bridge pins actually provide the top with greater energy and vibration.  The maple binding, gold hardware, and highly figured rosewood laminate back and sides truely sets this instrument apart.  We kept many of the traditional appointments like a scalloped fingerboard, 27″ scale, bone nut and saddle, and traditional fret spacing.  So even if you already own an Appalachian dulcimer, you need a Dulciborn.  It is played exactly like conventional dulcimers, but with a great new look and full-bodied tone.

 

What’s a Dulciborn?

Another Gold Tone Innovation!  It’s an alternative instrument for Dulcimer players, a Weissenborn body with a conventional Dulcimer fingerboard.

How does it sound?

By design, it provides substantially more volume, enough to keep up with loud dreadnaught guitars AND the orchestral range is greatly improved, with more bass and overall harmonic content, more resonance if you would.

 How does it look?

With classic Weissenborn lines, twin f-holes and an oval sound hole on a select Solid spruce top, it looks great!  Book-matched rosewood back and sides bound in Canadian maple complete this soon to be staple instrument!

How does it sit on your lap?

It’s more stable and comfortable than a conventional Dulcimer, plus you can play vertically like a guitar.

Players, who shied away from the Dulcimer because of volume issues, can jam and be heard now.

Stage performers will love the built in pickup system and the personal volume!

Specifications

Woods
Fingerboard Rosewood Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Bridge Ebony Back Rosewood
Sides Rosewood
Finishing Touches
Wood Finish Natural Gloss Fingerboard Inlay Dot
Body Binding Curly Maple
Parts & Hardware
Nut Bone Tuners Grover Tuners; 14:1 Gear Ratio
Strings DADD – .011, .011, .016, .024w Plating Triple Plated Gold
Electronics
Pickup Includes Under Saddle Transducer Pickup
Other Features & Options
Case Options Includes Padded Gigbag; Optional Hardshell Case Other Options Optional ABS-2 Preamp
Dimensions
Scale 27″ Weight 5.2 Lbs.
Frets 18 Medium
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