I have it in my hands and it's adorbs. Full length is 22.5", VSL is about 19". I currently have it tuned in DAA because I kept breaking strings when I tried DAD--I think my string gage is just off or something. That's still a bit of black magic for me. It sounds nice. I've used washi tape to mark the same frets my bigger dulcimer has marked.
I don't know who made it. It was listed as "vintage" on Reverb, and there's no notes in the sound hole. I rather like the zither tuning pegs--it's almost impossible to tune the wrong string with this configuration. I *don't* like that there's only one peg for the loop-end strings to loop around--these means that if the string you break wasn't the last you added, you're going to have short bits of string stuck under the unbroken string.
Oh now I want one! Please post a sound clip when you can🙂🎶🎶🎶
That is so goshdarn cute! Now I'm curious about how it sounds.
I ordered this smaller dulcimer online as a more portable instrument, after a friend showed off his ukelele and I though "huh, maybe 3 feet isn't the most convenient length for an instrument".
It *just* arrived and my partner brought it in off the porch and sent me this photo of it, with a jumbo-sized Lamb Chop dog toy for scale.