© Frank Ford, 1999; Photos by FF

Of all the zither-related patent instruments I've seen, the Dolceola is by far the coolest. Ever since we acquired it from Jon Lundberg when he closed his Berkeley shop, the Dulceola has been a favorite Gryphon "museum" item.

With a keyboard about the size of Schroeder's piano, this is no toy! It has a key for each string, and each key has a string damper that releases the string when the key is depressed. The Dolceola's name basically describes the tone, too.

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