Meet "Dulcé" - Dulcé is a mountain dulcimer, related to the zither family of instruments. Though all a stringed instruments have origins in Europe, Asia and Africa, the mountain dulcimer is truly American instrument popularized in originally played in the Appalachian region of the United States. Dulcé body is a re-purposed homemade violin case estimated to be 75-100 years old. Dulcé is played in your lap with a pick and fretted on the neck. She features a hand-carved maple headstock, London bridge influenced pine neck, "rainbow" layered adjustable floating bridge and jatoba wood fret board. Her sound is amplified by a wooden tone ring and 6" drum head giving her a bit of a banjo accent.