Mike Huddleson Stringed Instruments

Maker of Hand Crafted Hammered Dulcimers

300 Series Dulcimers


UL300 & UL300C
 
The UL300 and UL300C, designed in 1999, are instruments designed for the player that is wanting a full voiced instrument, but not wanting a heavy instrument to carry. Weighing only 16 lbs., the UL300 and UL300C have 15 treble and 14 bass courses with 2 strings per course. This gives the player over 3 ½ octaves with a 16 note chromatic run built into the instrument. The UL300C has an additional 2 chromatic bridges that makes the instrument fully chromatic from the D below middle C to the D two octaves above middle C. The UL300 series uses selected Hard Maple rails, solid Maple pin-blocks, and Maple internal bracing. The Maple bridges are inlayed with solid Walnut for position markers. The back is laminated Birch, with a cut-out hand hole for east carrying, and both tripod and monoleg fittings. The top is solid Honduras Mahogany which is finished with a brown Mahogany stain filler, then the entire instrument is finished with 5 coats of hand rubbed lacquer finish. The instrument comes with a ½” padded cordura case with a shoulder strap, tuning wrench, tuning chart, and a set of double sided hammers. The UL300 line now has available solid Cherry rails and trim and also a Black Cherry finish on the top at a minimal additional charge.



HD400C

The HD400C was designed in 2011. This instrument comes with a Spruce top in the Mike Huddleson Stringed Instrument line of products. This instrument has 15 Treble and 15 Bass courses of 2 strings per course. This gives the player over 3-1/2 octaves from a D below middle C, to the D# two octaves above middle C. In addition, there is a C, one octave below middle C, and a G and A octave below the low G and A on the Bass bridge. With the two additional chromatic bridges, this instrument is fully chromatic from top to bottom. The front and back rails are select Hard Maple, with pin blocks and internal bracing from Maple also. The back is laminated Birch, with a cut-out hand hole for easy carrying, and both a tripod and monoleg fittings. The top is Sitka Spruce, finished in its natural color. The entire instrument is finished with 5 coats of hand rubbed lacquer. The instrument comes with a ½” padded cordora case, tuning wrench, tuning chart, and a set of double sided hammers. The HD400C comes with our new split pedal dampner system.

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