Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer

 

The Cabin Creek Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer is a breakthrough in both size and tuning. For years folks have been saying that they love the sound of the hammered dulcimer and would love to play one but were overwhelmed by the complexity of the tuning, the large size of the instrument and the price. Well, the Cabin Creek Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer solves those issues.

The hammered dulcimer no longer needs to be intimidating. The Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer is straight forward and easily learned, even for beginners.

It is set up like a piano, with white and black markers on the center bridge denoting the sharps and flats just like the white and black keys of the piano. A chart attaches along side the bridge showing the notes (see photo). Each Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer is signed, numbered and dated.

I make both a 2 octave and a 2.5 octave model.

 

Included with each instrument:

  • An instruction/ song book
  • A pair of hammers
  • Tuning wrench
  • Note charts
  • A hard sided carrying case

Note: I highly recommend tuning this instrument with an electronic tuner. It makes tuning much faster and easier. I couldn't live without mine (see accessory page).

 

EACH HAMMERED "PIANO" DULCIMER LISTED BELOW IS FOR SALE RIGHT NOW!

Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer - 2 Octave

  • Full 2 chromatic octaves (from G to G twice)
  • Reasonable size (28x14x3 inches)
  • Soundboards: Baltic birch is 5 layers of Baltic birch. Cherry, Agathis, Mahogany and Oak tops are veneer over 1/4" thick laminate. Western Red Cedar is 1/4" thick solid wood.
  • Backs: All backs are 13 layers of Baltic birch for strength and stability.

 

This is a Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer Sound Clip

A Special Thanks to Andrew Gordon for Creating this clip!

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Hammered Dulcimer 418
Hammered Dulcimer 418 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 416
Hammered Dulcimer 416 Back

This hammered dulcimer has an AFRICAN MAHOGANY sound board with Fleur de lis sound holes

The sides are cherry and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is moderately loud with an expressive lower register, though the instrument sounds good from top to bottom

Item# HD418......$345.00

This soundboard is Indonesian AGATHIS, a light reddish brown wood

Wheat sound holes complement the top

The sides are oak and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is medium loud with some sustain, pretty even throughout but nicely mellow on the lower end

Item #HD416......$345.00

Hammered Dulcimer 414
Hammered Dulcimer 414 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 433
Hammered Dulcimer 433 Back

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is AMERICAN BIRCH with nice grain pattern and wheat sound holes

The sides are oak and the back is Baltic birch

The sound has a lot of sustain on the lower octave with a full-bodied mellow tone

The upper rang is not as loud but pleasant

Item #HD414......$345.00

This soundboard is nicely grained CHERRY with wheat motif soundholes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is even, medium loud, with some sustain creating some overtones and a nice sound

Item #HD433......$345.00

Hammered Dulcimer 438
Hammered Dulcimer 438 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 439
Hammered Dulcimer 439 Back

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is solid wood SPALTED POPLAR

This spalted poplar is a very interesting piece of wood. It has several varying colors of tan with some dark streaks throughout. There is also much swirl pattern, reminiscent of curly maple only much tighter

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound holes are fleur de lis

The sound is very sweet, warm, melodic and medium loud. There is also a fair amount of overtones and sustain

Item #HD438......$365.00

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is a beautiful dark red MAHOGANY with Celtic knot sound holes

The sides are cherry and the back is Baltic birch

The sound resonates well with some overtone and sustain mostly on the lower end. It is also medium loud

Item #HD439......$345.00

Hammered Dulcimer 440
Hammered Dulcimer 440 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 441
Hammered Dulcimer 441 Back

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer and the back are creamy white BALTIC BIRCH with fleur de lis sound holes

The sides are maple with a black walnut bridge

The sound is full, rich and medium loud. It has a pleasing amount of sustain and overtones

Item #HD440......$315.00

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is nicely grained and colored CHERRY with fleur de lis sound holes

The sides are also cherry and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is clear, melodic and responsive. It also medium loud

Item #HD441......$345.00

Hammered Dulcimer 442
Hammered Dulcimer 442 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 443
Hammered Dulcimer 443 Back

This hammered dulcimer soundboard is constructed with Indonesian AGATHIS with fleur de lis sound holes

There is some curl running throughout the top

The sides are cherry and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is melodic, sweet and medium loud. It also has some overtones and sustain especially noticed on the lower end

Item #HD442......$345.00

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is made from solid wood WESTERN RED CEDAR

It has swirl sound holes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is very vibrant, resonates well with some overtones and sustain. It is also moderately loud

Item #HD443......$365.00

Hammered Dulcimer 444
Hammered Dulcimer 444 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 445
Hammered Dulcimer 445 Back

The soundboard and the back of this hammered dulcimer is BALTIC BIRCH with Celtic knot sound holes

The sides are ambrosia maple

The sound is even from top to bottom, very lively, resonant and moderately loud

Item #HD444......$315.00

This soundboard is RED OAK over spalted maple sides

The back is Baltic birch

The sound of this hammered dulcimer is moderately loud, very resonant with the lower octave being quite full bodied

Item #HD445......$345.00

Hammered Dulcimer 446
Hammered Dulcimer 446 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 447
Hammered Dulcimer 447 Back

This soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is a unique piece of solid wood SPALTED POPLAR

There are 2 wide bands of reddish brown running across the entire top. The rest of the top is a creamy tan

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The soundholes are Celtic knots

The sound is clear, balanced and melodic

Item #HD446......$365.00

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is MAHOGANY with red oak sides

The back is Baltic birch

The soundholes are fleur de lis

The sound is clear, balanced with some overtones and sustain . It is also medium loud

Item #HD447......$345.00

Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer - 2.5 Octave

  • Full 2.5 chromatic octaves (from G to G twice then down to C - actually B)
  • Reasonable size (31x17.5x3.5 inches)
  • Soundboards: Baltic birch is 5 layers of Baltic birch. Cherry, Agathis, Mahogany and Oak tops are veneer over 1/4" thick laminate. Western Red Cedar is 1/4" thick solid wood.
  • Backs: All backs are 13 layers of Baltic birch for strength and stability. The increased size allows for a larger sound and much more mellowness with the extra half octave being on the lower end. This instrument is for the person who needs a little more range than the 2 octave model.

 

2.5 Hammered Dulcimer 5
2.5 Hammered Dulcimer 5 Back
2.5 Hammered Dulcimer 6
2.5 Hammered Dulcimer 6 Back

This 2.5 octave Hammered Dulcimer has both a BALTIC BIRCH soundboard and a Baltic birch back

The sides are red oak

The sound hole is a fleur de lis

The sound is full, very rich and loud with much sustain and overtone

Item# HD5......$445.00

The soundboard of this 2.5 octave Hammered Dulcimer is Indonesian AGATHIS

It is reddish with a creamy under color. It also has some curl grain pattern

The sides are cherry and the back is Baltic birch

The sound holes are Celtic knots

The sound resonates well, a little warmer than the other 2.5 octave models and is medium loud

Item# HD6......$445.00

2.5 Hammered Dulcimer 7
2.5 Hammered Dulcimer 7 Back
2.5 Hammered Dulcimer 8
2.5 Hammered Dulcimer 8 Back

The soundboard of this 2.5 octave Hammered Dulcimer is AMERICAN CHERRY with fleur de lis sound holes

The sides are cherry and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is quite full and rich with overtone and sustain

It has a big bass sound which is missing in the 2 octave models

Item #HD7......$445.00

The soundboard of this 2.5 octave Hammered Dulcimer is beautiful AFRICAN MAHOGANY with fleur de lis sound holes

The sides are cherry and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is very balanced from top to bottom. It also resonates well

As with all the 2.5 octave models they are more mellow than the 2 octave models because of the larger size and additional half octave on the lower end

Item #HD8......$445.00