With origins dating back to the 1700’s in the Appalachian Mountains, the dulcimer is frequently referred to as an Appalachian dulcimer or Mountain dulcimer. Frequently heard in American folk music, the dulcimer can also be heard on Joni Mitchel albums and early recordings by The Rolling Stones. Dulcimer strings are typically nickel, bronze or steel wound and available in sets of four strings. Unlike hammered dulcimer strings, which is played with a small mallet, Appalachian dulcimer strings are played by plucking or strumming. At JustStrings.com, we carry dulcimer strings by trusted string manufacturers, including C.F. Martin, D’Addario, GHS, John Pearse, SIT and Curt Mangan. For a brighter and resonating brilliance, choose C.F. Martin’s dulcimer set with silvered steel plain and nickel alloy wound strings. The 80/20 bronze wound strings from John Pearse provide a warmer tone for strumming. You will also find stainless wound strings in sets from GHS and SIT for even more projection.