*As of January 2021, the Apprentice has been discontinued.
The Apprentice is the perfect setup for a beginning hammered dulcimer player. Built with a laminated Finland birch soundboard and finished in a striking black, the Apprentice is exceptionally sturdy and stable and offers a sweet, balanced sound. The 2? octave, 12/11 arrangement corresponds to all the well-known instructional materials. The?Prelude?model is the same instrument, but with clear finish.
The Apprentice comes with the basics to get someone started playing: single-sided wooden hammers, a T-handle tuning wrench, note indicator strips and the Hammered Dulcimer Owner's Guidebook. Additional options include a case for protection and transportation, and choices of playing legs or folding stands for supporting the instrument.