The cimbalom is a type of large hammered dulcimer, found throughout Central and Eastern Europe. As with other hammered dulcimers, it is played by striking the strings with a pair of "sticks" or beaters. Danubius uses the concert cimbalom (like the one seen above), as developed in Hungary by Jozsef Schunda in the 1870's. It is fully chromatic, with a 4-octave extended range, and it has a damper pedal (similar to a piano). Four detachable legs give it support and make it somewhat easier to transport.