Skip to product information
1 of 5

Songbird Dulcimers

Songbird 14/13/8 Chickadee Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer Package

Songbird 14/13/8 Chickadee Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer Package


Regular price $669.95
Regular price Sale price $669.95
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

***Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.***


  • 14/13/8
  • Top and back are durable Baltic Birch laminate
  • Top is coated with a black paint that gives it an orange peel texture, and then sealed with polyurethane
  • Soundholes in the back
  • Walnut rails, Hard Maple pin blocks, and Walnut bridges
  • 38″ long x 15 3/4″ wide
  • Weighs about 12 lbs.
  • Comes with hammers and T-handle tuning wrench
  • The only American-made chromatic dulcimer of its size

Fully Chromatic

The 14/13/8 Chickadee Chromatic hammered dulcimer is the fully chromatic version of our 13/12 Chickadee.  It adds the third bridge on the left with the three missing notes at the bottom of the two main bridges added at the top of the third.  Below that are five courses used for low bass.

The tuning of these is optional within a certain range, but Chris tunes them from the bottom up: Low G, Low C, then D, E, and F# to complete the lower octave of the key of D.  Sometimes he tunes the second note from C down to B and can get a G major arpeggio over four full octaves!

A really versatile small dulcimer!

Perfect for Jam Sessions

The Chickadee Chromatic produces a clear ring that projects well, and holds its own very well in a room full of other instruments.

Complete outfit includes a good case, stand of your choice, hammers, tuning wrench, and Mel Bay's You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer. Durable 3/8" Baltic Birch laminate top, cherry rails, maple pin blocks, and walnut bridges.

Stand choices:


Adolescent Stand-Up (4'6" - 5'3"),

Ladies Stand-Up (5'3" - 5'10")

Gents Stand-Up (5'10" - 6'3")


Hear the 14/13/8 Chickadee Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer:


View full details