NOTE: Instrument in picture is with brown stain option added.
Chris Foss - maker of Songbird hammered dulcimers - says the 16/15 Phoebe is the best sounding, most reliable, full size entry level hammered dulcimer on the market today. The top and back are of a high tech laminated material called Baltic Birch which is made in Russia. It is 7 thin plys of solid Birch with almost no voids, and is ultra durable and stiff.... perfect for the application. There are few other panels in the world that would work under the tremendous string tension of a hammered dulcimer, and most of them are unreasonably priced.
Customers not in the 48 states:BEFORE YOU ORDER, you must get shipping rates for your order by emailing me at Jess@DickinsonDulcimer.com. This applies, even for items shipped free in the 48 US states. (sorry!)