Chinese Dulcimer Or Yangqin In Question And Setup

Salt Springs
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
3 years ago
175 posts

Very nice.............this link might be helpful to you.  Strings are available on ebay and amazon too.

 

http://www.jamesjonesinstruments.com/misc/yangqin.html


updated by @salt-springs: 09/26/17 07:38:14PM
Caleb Dan Bennett
Caleb Dan Bennett
@caleb-dan-bennett
3 years ago
10 posts

You might try a Budist temple for information on that instrument. I know my granddaughter is part Laotian and danced at the temple and they had those hammered dulcimer type instrument and others.

marg
@marg
3 years ago
545 posts

No, I am sorry except to say he liked me sending your info. on the hammered dulcimer to him.

infinity327
@infinity327
3 years ago
2 posts

Thank for both of your posts / comments.

@marg have you received any information from your friend by chance?

Thanks much

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
3 years ago
1,703 posts

Your "chessmen" are Floating Bridges...

marg
@marg
3 years ago
545 posts

The dulcimer group I play with has someone who has been playing the hammered dulcimer for years, I forwarded your info to him. It is a beautiful instrument, I like the way the peg strings can be closed off.

Good luck

infinity327
@infinity327
3 years ago
2 posts

Greetings Everyone ~

I have been very interested in the hammered dulcimer. In particular the Chinese dulcimer or yangqin versions/types, and just recently I was able to get a fantastic deal on a older one not to long ago.

It arrived safely and has a nice mother of pearl inlay on both sides. It is somewhat of a older version and I am unsure if it was made and meant to be a Chinese version dulcimer or a older yangqin as the moveable chessmen pieces (I hope that is the right labeling of the pieces). I think all the newer yangqin models are
larger and have fixed 3 bridges?

If anyone might know I would like to find out by the configuration and layout what type is it, dulcimer/yanqin, and such as 14/13, 16/15 (sizing? and what that means)?

The strings look to be in good or fair condition and any info to where one can purchase strings, or piano wire or the best way to go with that, if not now then down the road a little?

Then if able how to set it up (of the chessmen pieces) and the tuning, and if there are different tuning types that one can pick?

I will try to post a few pictures here as well.

Thank you so much for all your helpful information and insights.  :)

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