Roosebeck Mountain Dulcimer 5 String Scheitholt Style. This European Mountain Dulcimer is a folksy musical instrument in the zither family and is also known as a Scheitholt. The German immigrants of the mid-1700's brought the Scheitholt to Pennsylvania and other parts of Colonial America.
This dulcimer has 5 strings; two strings run over the frets and are noted, while the other three strings are drones. The frame is sheesham and the soundboard is birch. There are two sound-holes on the front and one on the back. It is played like the American Mountain Dulcimer.
It includes a pick and noter.
Measures 34" long x 5" wide and 2" high 863.6 x 127 x 50.8 mm. Suggested tuning:
- D4 Melody pair
- A3 Drone pair
- D3 Drone single