4 STRING FRETTED SONGBIRDS
Sizing – 28 x 6 x 8 in (length x bottom width x top width), 3 in deep, weight 3 lbs. Wall mountable. Age 9 and up.
Either 4 nylon or steel strings, “open tuned” to a chord for easy and instant “Barre Chording”, using either the “Child’s Barre” in the lap held mode or the “Guitar Barre” in the upright playing mode – both included (see the photos below and www.GuitarSimplified.com for details on simplified “Barre Chording”.)
Fretboard note number labels for easy melody play with Beginner’s Songbook included, major & minor chord labels for easy Barreing of all major & minor chords, moveable velcro markers along edge of fretboard for marking chords/notes in any Key.
Perfect beginning fretted instrument for all ages. With the markers, another great “Key Unlocking” instrument for improvising in any Key.
Can alternatively be tuned and played like a Dulcimer, and comes with a strap for support while held and played like a guitar. Pictured below is the instrument being chorded in the ‘lap mode’ with the Child’s/Dulcimer Barre.
price – $395
LAP CHORDING WITH THE CHILD’S BARRE
Pictured here, the instrument is being chorded in the ‘upright mode’ with the Guitar Barre. Can also be similarly held and played with a strap, much like a guitar.
Note: the rosewood fretboard on these instruments has been supplied by a US factory specializing in fretboard manufacture to ensure the correct intonation of each instrument.
UNIQUE SOLID BODY ELECTRIFIED VERSION
Shown below is a similar 4 string fretted Songbird with mahogany solid body, pick-up, and two interchangeable maple fretboards, one diatonic (7 tones like a dulcimer) and the other chromatic like a guitar. Its dimensions are length 26 in and width 8 inches and it weighs 3 1/2 lbs. Wall mountable, comes with steel strings but nylon strings will work as well. Comes with both ‘Child’s’ Barre and Guitar Barre. One of a kind with interchangeable fretboards – price reduced from $450 to $395.
The newer 4 string solid body electrified fretted Songbird comes with one chromatic fretboard and both barres and is priced at $395.