Produced by an early incarnation of Folk Roots (Rugg and Jackel), this large-bodied instrument in the Californian style is made of a golden mahogany-like three ply laminate with no kerfing inside the body. Hollow fingerboard – possibly oak – and big scroll headstock. Boxwood (?) nut and bridge. Originally ebony (or ebonised) standard violin pegs, now replaced by guitar-type tuners. Four simple brass pins for string anchors. Heart shaped soundholes facing towards the tail. Brass frets. Overall length 37½”, lower bout 7¾”, upper bout 5½”, body depth 2½”, FBW 1⅜”, VSL 29¼” (long scale), weight 2lb 12oz (1247g). New 6½ fret.
This makes a statement with its big sound and large body. For those players who like plenty of responsiveness and volume, but fewer tonal shades. A classic dulcimer model with a distinctive and popular sound – all my previous D50-style dulcimers have sold very quickly.