Monday, February 18, 2019

New 16/15 Finch Experimental Solid To Complete Outfit $499.00 plus free shipping



We built this in the early fall as part of our experiments to find the right top wood for the new Finch models.  This is called Red Grandis, and is a sustainable Eucalyptus native to Australia and now plantation grown in Australia, Africa and South America.  Really nice wood, and it sounds great, too!  Nothing against it at all, we just decided on local Walnut instead for the production models.  The top as well as the sides are the Red Grandis.  Back is birch ply for strength, the bindings are Curly Maple, and the bridges are Hard Maple.  Beautiful dulcimer with a warm glow, and rich tone.

A video of it being played is at https://youtu.be/8gJflM3omYE

The Walnut 16/15 Finch Complete Package retails for $799.00 on our web site.  Since this is an experimental one, and the top wood is unusual, we'll sell it to you for $499.00 plus free shipping so it will get a new home.  A really good deal for a beautiful dulcimer!  It won't last long at this price.

The complete outfit consists of the instrument above, case, stand of your choice whether to play standing or seated, double face hammer, T- handle tuning wrench, electronic tuner, and book, Mel Bay's You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer which has an online video that goes with it.

The top is our new tongue and groove design.  Composed of 7 individual boards joined by tight fitting tongue and groove joints not glued to allow each board to shrink or swell as needed with changes in humidity and not put stress on the instrument.  It makes for a much happier, more stable dulcimer.  It needs no special care, and you can take it anywhere any time.  It will just play well and sound good.  The sound holes all need to be in the back.  Cutting sound holes in one of these tops would damage the structure.

Red Grandis is not only a very stable, reliable wood, it is also light.  This dulcimer weighs only a little more than 15 pounds.  

To take advantage of this sale, you'll need to contact us directly.  The email is chris@songbirdhd.com.  The phone is 563-571-5296, and the website is http://www.songbirdhd.com

Thanks!
Chris and Melanie Foss

New Songbird 14/13/8 Sparrow Compact Chromaitc solid top complete package $550.00 free shipping






We have been experimenting with a new model!  Our tongue and groove solid top in the tried and true Compact Chromatic 14/13/8 design from the Chickadee.  They work just great, and this one is ready for a new home.  Top is Walnut, sides are Hard Maple, back is Laminated Birch for strength, the bindings are Curly Maple, and the bridges are Cherry.

The new top design is to allow for shrinkage and swelling in response to changes in humidity in the environment.  The tight fitting tongue and groove joints are not glued so each individual board moves as it needs to without putting stress on the whole instrument.  Makes for a much happier, more stable hammered dulcimer.  You can take these anywhere, they need no special care.  It'll just play and sound good!  The sound holes all need to be in the back on this design.  Cutting sound holes in a top constructed this way would compromise the structural integrity.

A short video of it being played is at https://youtu.be/dHZKAHgfETw

The complete package consists of the instrument above, case, stand of your choice whether to play standing or seated, double face hammers, T- handle tuning wrench, electronic tuner, and book, Mel Bay's You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer which has an online video that goes with it.  When we introduce these on our website, they will be $599.00, so $550.00 plus free shipping is a deal for this beautiful little dulcimer.

Since this is a special offer, to buy it you will need to contact us directly.  Our email is chris@songbirdhd.com.  The phone is 563-571-5296.  The website is http://www.songbirdhd.com

Thanks!
Chris and Melanie Foss

Friday, February 1, 2019

Winter Blues February/March 2019 Special! FREE SHIPPING on any Complete Package!!


Free Shipping on any of our dulcimers sold as a complete package and ordered between now and the end of March 2019.  Chickadee, Chickadee Chromatic, Phoebe, Phoebe Chromatic, Finch, Finch Chromatic, Festival.  The Complete Package consists of: the dulcimer, case, stand of your choice whether to play standing or seated, double face hammers, T- handle tuning wrench, chromatic electronic tuner, and book, Mel Bay's You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer which has an online video that goes with it.

The free shipping applies to anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States, and to any of our dulcimers sold in the Complete Package.   Anywhere outside the 48 states, we will take the $35.00 savings off your shipping

You can get the particulars on all of our models on our web site, www.songbirdhd.com

Several ways to take advantage of this sale:
You can email us your order, or call, then put a check in the mail to us. Our address is:
Songbird Dulcimers
803 Whicher St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
Or you can call us on the phone with your order and a credit card number,
Or you can email us your order and I can email you a Paypal invoice,
Or you can go ahead and make the purchase on the web site. 


If you have any questions at all, please call.  My cell is 563-571-5296, and Melanie's is 563-260-7877.  Our email address is chris@songbirdhd.com. 

Thanks!  Chris Foss