Table Top pro model 9 + 9 Hammer Dulcimer made in the UK by top maker Tim Manning using European species timber
This is an 18 course instrument of a size and range closer in style to the Renaissance Dulcimers and Iranian Santur. It has a good volume for its size. The 2011 instrument now comes with colour coded Delrin bridge tops.
Despite this being a small instrument it is still capable of some incredible music.
Drummers in particular often instantly bond with dulcimers
A handle cut into the back allows for easy manouverin
It plays in G C and D.
The early Dulcimer of the very late Medieval and early renaissance period would have been no bigger than this. Tim's Dulcimers are unique in having a playing portion to the right of the bass bridge of notes 2 octaves higher than the left.