Russell Cook Edition by Master Works - the "Ruth Smith Model"
| Ruth is extremely excited about collaborating with Russell Cook, owner of Master Works Dulcimers, |
to design this new model of the Russell Cook Edition Dulcimer! (RCE 17/17XR-RS)
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For a long time, Ruth looked for a smaller instrument to travel with and she’s long admired the
Russell Cook developed (with Ruth's input) an extended range RCE with the extra low bass bridge on the right side! Extra notes are on the upper left to make a 4 ½ octave instrument in a compact, lightweight body. The treble and bass bridges were moved closer together which makes valley rolls and other dulcimer moves more fun to play and easier to play more accurately.
|With the rich-sounding and beautiful Russell Cook Edition Extended Range instrument as the foundation, the following features are included:|
|There are many options for customizing and making this instrument your very own, one-of-a-kind instrument:|
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"After years of recommending Master Works instruments to hammered dulcimer players, whether beginners through advanced, I am proud to have worked with Russell Cook to develop this fine instrument. I feel I've found my forever instrument! It has everything I need in a compact, lightweight form that responds to my touch.
Let me work with you to create your own custom, one of a kind instrument- just for you!"
- Ruth Smith