Backyard Music creates low-cost banjos and dulcimers without compromising quality to provide the ultimate beginner’s instrument! The company found that specialized cardboard material is very acoustically responsive and strong, yet is lightweight enough for easy handling and transporting. Children can play a cardboard dulcimer as early as age four because of how simple it is to use. Finger placement won’t be an issue with the fretted dulcimer, and its strings are tuned to an open chord so any combination of sting you strum will sound. Its table-top design lets the player see exactly where his or her fingers are for quick learning. Inexpensive and effortless, Backyard Music’s cardboard banjos and dulcimer are great instruments to start or continue early music education with.