Shenandoah Valley Sheitholt

sheitholtsheitholtAfter examining and measuring a number of Valley instruments, I have produced several instruments that are a good, workable, recreation of this 18th century forerunner of the fretted dulcimer. They have a clear, sweet sound. Since they share many features with the Flemish hommel, I have set up a few with the hommel-style split fretboard which adds chromatics to the diatonic setup.

Watch a video of Paul Oorts playing one of my Scheitholts.