Mountain Dulcimer

Mountain Dulcimer 19
Mountain Dulcimer 12

The Cabin Creek teardrop-shaped Mountain Dulcimer is in the historic Southwestern Virginia style. It is patterned after an historic instrument over 100 years old from this area. The Cabin Creek hourglass model is reminiscent of early mountain dulcimers from Kentucky.

The shapes of both style Mountain Dulcimers are aesthetically beautiful and properly proportioned. Each is made from "scratch". They are not assorted pieces bought from a supplier and put together. Every instrument is made by me, from rough lumber to finished instrument. Each Mountain Dulcimer is crafted with an aesthetically pleasing overhang, like a violin/fiddle and is signed, numbered and dated. Most of the woods used are native to appalachia and harvested from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Included with each instrument:

  • Instruction/ songbook
  • Pick and noter
  • A padded nylon case with accessory pocket and carrying strap

Extra strings and an electronic tuner/pickup are available--see the accessories page

Mountain Dulcimers pictured below are available for immediate sale:

 

The Hourglass Dulcimer

  • Grover vertical geared tuners
  • a 6-1/2 fret
  • fretboard length is 26 1/2 inches
  • total dimensions are 36"x7"x2"

 

 

The Teardrop Dulcimer

  • Grover Sta-Tite horizontal tuners
  • a 6-1/2 fret
  • fretboard length is 26 1/2 inches
  • total dimensions are 39"x7"x2"

 

 

Mountain Dulcimer 1060
Mountain Dulcimer 1060 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1060 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1060 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1058 Top
Mountain Dulcimer 1058 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1058 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1058 Tail

CHERRY is the wood of choice for this entire mountain dulcimer

Vine motif sound holes grace the sound board

The sound is crisp, full and rich

Item # HGDUL1060......$389.00

This mountain dulcimer is constructed of historic AMERICAN CHESTNUT received from a demolished elementary school in Ashe County, NC in the late 1970s

The sound holes are f-holes

The sound is mellow with a nice pleasant tone

Item # TDDUL1058......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1061
Mountain Dulcimer 1061 Back
Mountain Dulcimer 1007 top
Mountain Dulcimer 1007 back Mountain Dulcimer 1007 head Mountain Dulcimer 1007 tail

This entire mountain dulcimer is constructed from AMERICAN CHESTNUT rescued from a demolished school in Ashe County, NC in the late 1970s

The sound holes are a distinctive vine pattern

The sound is medium loud and rings out with a fine voice

Item # HGDUL1061......$389.00

The sound board of this tear-drop shaped Mountain Dulcimer is a reddish brown REDWOOD, which matches the rest of this instrument, which is cherry

The sound holes are 2 different shapes of butterflies

The sound is medium loud with the 3rd and 4th strings providing a nice drone sound

Item # TDDUL1007......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1062
Mountain Dulcimer 1062 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1062 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1062 Tail

WHITE CEDAR with brown streaks (blotches) graces the sound board of this mountain dulcimer

It has a vine pattern for the sound holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is clear, balanced from top to bottom as well as across the 4 strings

This is one good sounding dulcimer

Item # HGDUL1062......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1063
Mountain Dulcimer 1063 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1063 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1063 Tail

The sound board of this mountain dulcimer is BUTTERNUT (white walnut)

There may be a dozen very small worm holes gracing the top of this rich medium-brown wood

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is very pleasing not too loud or mellow just right

Item # HGDUL1063......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1064
Mountain Dulcimer 1064 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1064 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1064 Tail

The sound board of choice for this mountain dulcimer is very pretty medium-brown SASSAFRAS

Most people believe sassafras is only a scrub tree but in reality it grows into very large trees in certain areas and was used years ago in the ship building industry

In keeping with the historical nature of the wood, I chose traditional f-holes for the sound holes

The remainder of the instrument is black walnut. The back is particularly beautiful

The sound is medium loud, full, rich and pleasant

Item # HGDUL1064......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1065
Mountain Dulcimer 1065 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1065 head Mountain Dulcimer 1065 Tail

The sound board of this mountain dulcimer is a gorgeous piece of knot-free RED CEDAR

The sound holes are the traditional f-holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is full, rich, balanced and medium loud

Item # HGDUL1065......$389.00

 

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