New Mid-size German Style Hand-Made 8-string Scheitholt - with optional Belcat Electric. Item# CW018

New Mid-size German Style Hand-Made 8-string Scheitholt - with optional Belcat Electric. Item# CW018


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New custom made original design, 8-string Scheitholt. Ancestor to American Appalachian Dulcimer. Four strings fretted and four un-fretted drones. Accurate zither pin tuning with easy-to-use zither tuning wrench. Custom Celtic Knot rosette with two additional scrolled sound holes. Book-matched hard-wood sound-board, Walnut sides, head, and foot, and beautiful book-matched Walnut back. Hand-polished professional finish.

Choose from available sound-boards. Photo shows American Black Cherry sound-board.

Optional Electric: Add a Belcat UK-2000 electric option for an additional $70. Great value at a small price.

The body on the Midsize is 2" deep, compared to the 3" body on the Fullsize model.. While both models have the beautiful full, rich sound, the midsize is designed to be more suited for lap play.

Plays like a Mountain Dulcimer with additional drone strings. Attractive back supports for table-top playing. Solid construction with traditional techniques used to produce the highest quality sound.

Comes with the standard 26.5" (16-fret) VSL with 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 frets.

Includes Accessory Kit containing Oak noter, pick, and users guide that contains instructions and easy to learn popular songs in tablature. Also included, a 4.5 oz. bottle of Howard Orange Oil Beeswax polish, and zither pin wrench.

Sound sample on youtube - -

Dimensions: (Midsize)
Length - 35.5"
Width - 4-6"
Overall Height - 4", (includes .5" back supports with cork surface)


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