The Merlin M4 Series stick dulcimers are great instruments for beginners and accomplished travelers alike! The Merlin's wider neck and shorter body length makes it a great learning tool for younger hands, while their sturdy construction make them perfect for the traveling musician in you.
This M4 model has a B-Band preamp, making it possible to plug into an amplifier or computer recording device. It also has a built-in tuner (which is so nice!)... for those times when you want to rock out in a different sort of way, while still making sure you're in tune.
Every Merlin comes with a quick-start guidebook too.
It ships tuned to D (DADD), but could easily be tuned up or down by a whole step, if needed. (NOTE: tuning to G is not an option without replacing strings and modifying the bridge).