For cosy living room music
"The world’s biggest zither manufacturer, the Framus factory, now offers dulcimers” said the advertising brochure on page 1. Continuing: “Technical analysis of the dulcimers from Steierisch, Tirol, and later Salzburg were the basis for this new Framus development. A specially crafted neck allows for a cosy sound and good resonance. Top and bottom use various resonating and exotic woods. … Playing the dulcimer is easy to learn. It is very popular all over the Alps region. Its cozy and warm tone with very good resonance reminds of the Hungarian cymbal. …”
The Bavarian dulcimer, complete with bag, drumsticks and keys was available in 1974 for 695 Deutsche Mark.