Bird Rock DulcimersThe Red Kite Bird Rock Dulcimers are very proud to announce the commissioning of The Red Kite mountain dulcimer. These beautiful instruments are being built from local walnut and other North American hardwoods in the Hagen family's workshop in the Ozark mountains, USA. The Red Kite is the national bird of Wales and a magnificent resident of the Dysinni Valley, home of Bird Rock Dulcimers. So we just had to have a mountain dulcimer built in its honour! The mountain dulcimer for sale here is No 001 from the first batch of this commision. The dulcimer is built from bookmatched local walnut in the Hagen's small workshop. Sound clips of The Red Kite and a photo story of the building process can be seen in the YouTube clip posted here. This is a beautiful mid-priced mountain dulcimer. Built by a professional, specialist instrument workshop with a long history of mountain dulcimer construction. The set-up and playability are excellent. The tone is classic Appalachian, which comes from the design features, light internal bracing and the use of traditional mountain hardwoods. The instrument is supplied with a padded gig bag.