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 486
Hammered Dulcimer 486 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 487
Hammered Dulcimer 487 Back

The soundboard of this piano hammered dulcimer is a pinkish, creamy, red wood from Indonesia called AGATHIS

It has swirl sound holes

The sides are cherry and the back is Baltic birch

The sound has a nice ring to it being medium loud. There is some overtone and sustain creating a full and rich sound

Item #HD486......$345.00

The soundboard and back of this piano hammered dulcimer are Scandinavian BALTIC BIRCH

The sound holes are an interesting fleur de lis

The sides are black walnut

The sound is rich, full and medium loud – a very nice sounding instrument

Item #HD487......$315.00

Hammered Dulcimer 488
Hammered Dulcimer 488 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 489
Hammered Dulcimer 489 Back

The soundboard and the back of this piano hammered dulcimer are Scandinavian BALTIC BIRCH

The sound holes are a classy wheat design

The sound is pretty loud and begs to be played. It clearly rings out with its sustain and over tones creating a full sound

Item #HD488......$315.00

The soundboard of this piano hammered dulcimer is a beautiful deep red MAHOGANY with fleur de lis sound holes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is very pleasing and not extremely loud. It is sweet and easy to listen to

Item #HD489......$345.00

Hammered Dulcimer 480
Hammered Dulcimer 480 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 490
Hammered Dulcimer 490 Back

MAHOGANY graces the top of this hammered dulcimer

The sides are cherry and the back is Baltic birch

The sound hole is a swirl pattern

The sound is balanced with some overtone and has a medium ring to it

Item #HD480......$345.00

A deep red MAHOGANY graces the top of this piano hammered dulcimer along with intricate Celtic knot sound holes

The sides are maple with Baltic birch for the back

The sound is sweet, soft to medium loudness and very pleasant with a modicum of over tones and sustain

I might add that when I cut the back to shape, the saw splintered the outer layer of the Baltic birch along a section of the back. I patched it the best I could without spending several hours on it, so the patches are visible (check the photo) but it doesn’t affect this instrument in any way. Being that the patches are on the back, no one will ever see them unless you turn the instrument over. For this reason I am reducing the original price of $345.00 to $299.00

Item #HD490......$299.00

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