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Hummel

7 string maple hummel, 2003. Tuned key of C.

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Comment by Chris Prieto on April 16, 2017 at 9:20am
Never heard of these, is it a relative of the dulcimer?
Comment by Strumelia on April 16, 2017 at 10:00am

It's one of the antecedents/ancestors of the American Appalachian ("mountain") dulcimer. Earliest references from 1600s Sweden. The name comes from the German word for bumblebees...referring to the strong hum of the many drone strings.

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