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2006 Timbre Hill (Paul Conrad) 3 String Hourglass

Dulcimer #79 dated May 22nd 2006.  Nicely constructed, it has a bookmatched elm back and elm sides/top.  Soundholes are pairs of different size diamond shapes.  Large trademark headstock with “scroll”, allowing easy string replacement.  Unusual high saddle set on small walnut lozenge.  Banjo style geared tuners.  27⅛” VSL.  6½ and 12½ frets.

Very light construction makes for good volume and full, transparent sound across the range.  This is an attractive and nice-sounding instrument with very good intonation, suitable for players of all abilities.