Early Belgian Dulcimer (or Hackebrett) from the Hans Adler collection.[1]

A dulcimer is a type of musical string instrument. It is a variety of zither. Among its forms are:

  • Hammered dulcimer, free-standing, frequently trapezoidal in shape, with many strings struck by handheld "hammers". This type of instrument is found in many cultures, which have their own name for the instrument.
  • Fretted, three or four strings, generally played on the lap by strumming; including
  • Other