(This is a PRESALE listing, shipping may be different than other listings)
NOTE: this is an instrument-only listing.
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. (You might want a case, though!)
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.
The Merlin line typically projects more natural sound volume than many stick dulcimers, due to its larger body construction (sound hole / sound cavity), and 4th string. And where the traditional pickin' stick style often sounds more like a banjo or mandolin, the Merlin is more similar to a guitar.
All Merlins are crafted with Canadian maple neck-thru-body construction, and they come in both spruce and mahogany tops.