2018 McSpadden 4FTWW Teardrop Mountain Dulcimer

McSpadden to me is the first name that comes to mind when someone's looking for a practical, functional, good-sounding, American-made mountain dulcimer. They're well-built, simple, look nice, and handle well. I never have trouble with them as they age, either. They've figured-out how to make a good instrument at a good cost and boy have they made a ton of them.

This one is a pretty traditional "teardrop" dulcimer shape, soild walnut throughout, and it features a longish scale, too, for extra ring, sustain, and overtone prettiness. These newer McSpaddens feature guitar-style headstock shapes and tuners which -- surprise-surprise! -- fit nicely into guitar wall-hang mounts. That's a huge plus both in terms of storage and tuning stability as far as I'm concerned.

This one arrived almost perfect and only shows a little handling wear. After a quick setup and some compensation adjustments at the saddle, it was ready to hang-out in the shop.

Repairs included: setup and adjustments.

Top wood: solid walnut

Back & sides wood: solid walnut

Bracing type: ladder

Bridge: unknown saddle, but wood

Fretboard: walnut

Action height at 12th fret:
3/32" overall
String gauges: 22w-13-9/9

Board radius: flat

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Scale length: 28 3/8"

Nut width: 1 3/8"

Body width: 7"

Body depth: 1 7/8"

Weight: 2 lbs 1 oz

Condition notes: it's very clean with just minor handling/usewear throughout.

It comes with: its original branded gigbag.