Frequently Asked Questions
strings does a Dulcijo have?
The Dulcijo has three strings. The third string is short string like
the fifth string on a 5-string banjo.
What kind of strings do
We use the first string from a 5-string banjo for each of the Dulcijo
strings. We normally use .009 gauge strings. Alternatively,
you could use a second banjo string as your second Dulcijo string if
your prefer the second string to be tighter.
Where can we get tabs
for the Dulcijo?
This site has many tabs available, but you will be surprised at how
quickly you will be able to pick out songs by ear on the Dulcijo,
reducing the dependence on learning a lot of tablature.
Where can I
find parts for the Dulcijo if I need them?
A lot of the parts are standard banjo parts but we can supply any
replacement parts you may need for your Dulcijo.
Dulcijo be played in different keys?
The Dulcijo best suited for the key of D or A, but different tunings
can be used on the Dulcijo to play in different keys.
Is the Dulcijo
like a strum stick?
The Dulcijo has a diatonic scale like a strum stick but the Dulcijo is
designed to be played like a banjo, with a high pitched short 3rd
string. The strum stick is more like a hand-held dulcimer.
the Dulcijo a toy or a real string band instrument?
I play my Dulcijo
along with a fiddle, guitar, and bass and it takes the place of the
banjo and adds a very distinct high melody to the band. I
have no trouble supplying enough volume to blend with the string
band. The Dulcijo has been fretted to give true notation, the
construction is sturdy, and the setup makes the Dulcijo as playable as