14/13/6/7 Voyageur Hammered Dulcimer Package

$825.00

The Adventurer’s Hammered Dulcimer! This dulcimer model is ready to accompany you on any arduous journey. Store the 14/13/6/7 Voyageur easily in an airplane’s overhead bin. This hammered dulcimer is relatively small (38″ long x 15 3/4″ wide) for its capabilities (4 octaves and fully chromatic D3 to D6, except C#6). Clear sound and great projection due to its open back design.

Introducing Our 14/13/6/7 Voyageur Hammered Dulcimer | Songbird Dulcimers

Stand Type *

Dampers (installed)

Onboard Electric Pickups (installed)

Description

The 14/13/6/7 Voyageur’s name was inspired by the 18th and 19th century French Canadian voyageurs, who were adventurous fur traders, bravely canoeing large distances with their goods. The Voyageur is built to withstand great adventures by your side too!

Features:

  • 14/13/6/7
  • Poplar ply top is coated with black paint
  • Open back; projects well in a jam session
  • Walnut rails, Hard Maple pin blocks, and Walnut bridges
  • 38″ long x 15 3/4″ wide
  • About 13 pounds
  • Comes with case, stand, hammers, and tuning wrench

Easy to Play, Carefree Hammered Dulcimer

Made of durable Poplar ply, this model is solid. We put a black paint with orange peel texture over it, then seal it with polyurethane. We think the black makes it easier to play since the strings stand out better against a dark background.

Stays in tune fairly well. It will just need a swipe or two under the strings with our felt stick to wipe the dust away and an occasional polish if you are feeling fancy.

Open Back Provides Clear Projection in Loud Jams

A new feature Chris has been working on is this open back design, which was inspired by Sam Rizzetta’s last model. The Voyageur’s open back allows for better projection. The Voyageur is capable of playing 4 octaves, D2 to D6, and she is fully chromatic D3 to D6 (except C#6). Compare her with our similar model, the Chickadee Chromatic (which excludes the extended range bridge and open back design). The range of this model with this small size is hard to come by at this kind of price point!

With a Special Thanks to Dan Duggan

“One Moe Waltz” Dan Duggan c Esperance music BMI

A very special thanks for this hammered dulcimer design goes to Dan Duggan. It wouldn’t have happened without him! Dan had been asking Chris for years to make a small D based hammered dulcimer with a lower octave bridge and chromatics! It only took a few years, but finally Chris got it done! Above is Dan’s original composition, “One Moe Waltz,” played on our collaborative dulcimer, the 14/13/6/7 Voyageur.

And here is another original of his: “Thunder Rocks” Dan Duggan c Esperance music BMI

Thunder Rocks : Dan Duggan

Dan also opted for electric pickups and dampers on his Voyageur. He has showcased the beautiful depth and sheer range of this instrument very well. Great job Dan!

The Adventurer’s Dulcimer

The Voyageur makes a wonderful travel dulcimer. She is fully capable, yet can still be stowed in an airplane’s overhead bin. No more lugging your heavy dulcimer around between festivals, jams, and vacations. The Voyageur hammered dulcimer will traverse great distances easily, ready to make beautiful music all the way.

Additional information

Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 39 × 17 × 6 in
Bridge Position

Left, Right

Availability: We are a small Mom and Pop enterprise, and can’t have everything we make in stock all the time.  We should have all of the accessories and small items all of the time.  We also try to keep natural Phoebe and Chickadee dulcimers around all of the time.  But other finishes or higher end models will be hit or miss.  We build dulcimers 6 of each model at a time to get the economy of scale, so if we have them, we have them, if not, it could be a month or two depending on where we are in our cycle.  If you have a deadline, please contact us for availability of what you are thinking of getting before placing the order.

Shipping Info:  A shipping calculator with all the functionality would cost us big money, so we opted to use the basic and reliable Paypal checkout system and include a reasonable average shipping cost on the price of each item.  If you order multiple items to ship in the same package, we will refund the extra via Paypal.

International Shipping: Our standard shipping amount is for shipments to the lower 48 United States. We can ship internationally, but not to everywhere. Our packages must go via US Postal Service to be as economical as possible. It depends on the rules of the receiving country what size package they will accept. In general most European countries are OK. Also Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. If you are wondering, you can check yourself on the Post Office website. Our most common package is 44 inches long, 24 inches wide, and 6 inches thick for a total length plus girth of 104 inches. They weigh 33 pounds. This should be enough info to get you a quote. You can always contact us for a quote, too.

Payment Info: We have been using Paypal for years, and believe it is the safest online way to pay.  You don’t need to have an account with them to use our Paypal checkout system, and best of all, we never need to know your credit card or bank details. Of course, we still like checks best since they don’t cost us money to process!  If you want to send us one in the mail, we would greatly appreciate it! Just don’t use the shopping cart, and contact us directly with your order, and we’ll work out the total and details.  You can also call us directly with a credit card number for payment.

Dealers: When possible, it is always best to go see and try out an instrument before buying. You can also get the input of a knowledgeable sales person. A good dealer will have in stock several different models of hammered dulcimer. Some will even have instruments from different makers, and it is very educational to see and hear the difference.

We have many trusted dealers all over the country that we have been working with for many years. We consider these folks close friends, and would not hesitate to recommend them to you. Contact us and we can put you in touch with someone near you.

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