The Concert Hourglass is a wonderful performance dulcimer. Built on the same mold as the other models in the Concert Series, it is slightly shallower in the rib than the Swan or the Concert Grand. Yet it still has the overall body length and width in the bouts of the Concert Series, giving it an authority on the stage. The Concert Hourglass is unornamented, making it an excellent choice for performers or studio artists who do not desire the visual presence yet want something of the voice of the Concert Series instruments.
The Concert Hourglass is similar to the Sunhearth AD-4 and Lorraine Lee models, but has more depth of voice, volume, and projection. To listen to a Sunhearth Lorraine Lee, go to the Music Selections Page and look for selections featuring the Concert Hourglass.
The Concert Series scroll tailpiece features ebony appointments: string pins set in an ebony bed, end cap, and a string bridle. The string bridle increases the break angle of the strings behind the bone saddle, opening up the voice considerably.
Please understand that if you have a preference in figure or other matters regarding the materials, it will be taken into account. But the voice and the luthier's aesthetics will govern the final choice of all materials.
To listen to the Concert Hourglass go to the Music Selections Page.