|Description from Amazon USA|
This European Mountain Dulcimer has 5 strings, a rosewood frame, a birch soundboard, cutouts in soundboard and one on the back. This folksy musical instrument is in the zither family and is known as a Scheitholt. The German immigrants of the mid-1700's brought the Scheitholt to Pennsylvania and other parts of Colonial America. There are two strings over the frets that are noted, while the other three strings are drones. It is played with a pick. The instrument measures 34 inches in length by 5 inches in width by 2 inches in height (863.6 x 127 x 50.8 mm). It includes a pick and noter. Suggested tuning: D4 Melody pair, A3 Drone pair, and D3 Drone single Special Note: The strings put on the instruments in our workshop, while playable, are put through some rigorous testing. They should probably be replaced for improved playability, sound quality, and better tuning shortly after you receive the instrument. We recommend using Roosebeck branded strings.