Sunday, May 9, 2010

Something New / Something Different (Dulcimers)

GuQin Foldable Dulcimer (Copied from YT video shown above) - This is a custom instrument I built for a gentleman that is loosely based upon an ancient Chinese instrument called a GuQin. Notice the Harmonic Node Markers instead of fret dots and the fact that it is fretless.

• Fretless
• Harmonic Node Markers
• Steinberger Locking Headless Tuners
• Pickups in the Bridge AND the Nut
• Patent Applied For bridge plate with Ghost Piezo saddles
• Master volume to control both the bridge and the nut at the same time
• Volume control placed to allow Volume Swells with the thumb
• Folds in half to make it small enough to fit in carry-on luggage (Folded Size: 17" long x 7.5" wide x 5.5" tall)

From Quintin Stephens at Stephens Musical Instruments

Shows the different mountain dulcimer fret patterns used throughout the last 150 years or so. Demonstrations of traditional and modern styles. Check out his electric dulcimer.

(Also copied text from YT video)

Here's some traditional dulci-jammin' by Christian Huet

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