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.

 

Hammered Dulcimer 491
Hammered Dulcimer 491 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 492
Hammered Dulcimer 492 Back

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is MAHOGANY with fleur di Lis soundholes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is moderately loud with a nice amount of overtones and sustain creating a nice hammered dulcimer sound

Item #HD491......$375.00

The soundboard of the hammered dulcimer is a unique piece of YELLOW POPLAR with swaths of alternating cream and creamy reddisgh pink hues

There is a 1inch long worm hole at the top left. This soundboard is truly unique

The sides are maple

The sound is even from top to bottom, medium loud and begs to be playedwith its rich sound

Item #HD492......$395.00

Hammered Dulcimer 493
Hammered Dulcimer 493 Back Hammered Dulcimer 493 patch
Hammered Dulcimer 495
Hammered Dulcimer 495 Back Hammered Dulcimer 495 Patch

The soundboard is BALTIC BIRCH with wheat motif soundholes

There are 2 1 inch worm holes in the middle of the top and a patch on the top left. Check out the picture

The sides are black walnut and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is sweet and pleasant with moderate overtones

Item #HD493......$345.00

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is BALTIC BIRCH with Fleur di Lis soundholes

The sides are black walnut and the back is Baltic birch. Check out the picture to see the patch at the top left

The sound is medium loud, resonant and clear

Item #HD495......$345.00

Hammered Dulcimer 496
Hammered Dulcimer 496 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 498
Hammered Dulcimer 498 Back

BALTIC BIRCH graces the soundboard of this hammered dulcimer with distinctive celtic knot soundholes

The sides are an unnamed to me exotic red colored and very hard hardwood

The sound is very even, moderately loud and pleasant

Item #HD496......$345.00

The soundboard of the hammered dulcimer is a rich, medium brown piece of WESTERN RED CEDAR with swirl soundholes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is very rich and resonant meaning a fine sounding instrument

Item #HD498......$395.00

Hammered Dulcimer 499
Hammered Dulcimer 499 Back Hammered Dulcimer 499 Worm holes
Hammered Dulcimer 500
Hammered Dulcimer 500 Back

A beautiful red MAHOGANY is the wood choice for this hammered dulcimer with very detailed celtic crosses for the soundholes

The sides are maple with some elongated wormholes on both sides. Check out the picture

The back is Baltic birch

The sound has a nice ring to it, being moderately loud with some sustain and clear tone

Item #HD499......$375.00

This soundboard is solid SPALTED POPLAR with fleur di Lis soundholes

The sides are nicely colored maple to match the top

The sound is moderately loud with some overtones and a rich tone

Item #HD500......$395.00

Hammered Dulcimer 501
Hammered Dulcimer 501 Back

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is a beautiful piece of CHERRY with celtic knot soundholes

The sides are also cherry

The left side has a 1 inch wormhole causing no problem

The back is Baltic birch

Item #HD501......$375.00