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Walter is recovering from and working through some health issues.

As a result, he has suspended selling & making instruments for now.

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Handcrafted Appalchian Folk Instruments 

Cabin Creek Musical Instruments

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Crafted by Walter Messick
Homemade in Grayson County, VA
Priced Fairly
Easy & Fun to Play!

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Handcrafted Appalchian Folk Instruments 

Cabin Creek Musical Instruments

Save 32% Or More

By ordering directly from the maker!

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Crafted by Walter Messick
Homemade in Grayson County, VA
Priced Fairly
Easy & Fun to Play!

Meet Walter

Walter has been handcrafting his instruments for over 20 years. He started out in the early 1980s with an apprenticeship with Albert & Audrey Hash. This time with the Hash’s informed not only his instrument making skills but also the values of sharing, giving, helping, caring, accepting, and loving.

He carries these values through in Cabin Creek Music, by:

  • Personally taking each order: taking time to speak with you, and helping you pick the right instrument & making sure you have everything you need to start playing!
  • Handcrafting each instrument in his workshop in Whitetop, VA: His instruments are never made from a “kit,” each one is handmade with lumber from the Blue Ridge Mountains and numbered.
  • Fair pricing: Some makers charge almost double what Walter does, his instruments are handmade, high-quality, and fairly priced. Plus each dulcimer includes: a songbook, a pick or hammers, and a case.

If you’d like to read more about Walter, visit this page.

Check Out Some of Walter’s Instruments

These instruments are for sale right now! If you’re interested or want to know more about them, just call (276) 388-3202.

You can see all of his instruments for sale here.

Hourglass Dulcimer / #1108

This entire hourglass mountain dulcimer is constructed of BUTTERNUT (white walnut). It has f-hole sound holes. Worm holes dot the lower end of the soundboard, much like wormy chestnut. These non-problem tiny holes add character to this instrument. The sound is responsive, even from top to bottom and a joy to play. (Price: $495)

Hourglass Dulcimer / #1128

This dulcimer is constructed from several exotic and native woods. The soundboard is WESTERN RED CEDAR from the northwest. The fretboard is american maple from this region and has a very interesting grain and blends in well with the soundboard. The sides are light red mahogany and the back is an unknown wood though both come from Indonesia. The end blocks are padauk which comes from Africa. (Price: $495)

Hourglass Dulcimer / #1131

RED CEDAR is the choice for the soundboard of this dulcimer. It has f hole sound holes. The rest of the instrument is black walnut. (Price: $495)

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“I picked up the psaltery from the Post Office this morning and I’m soooo pleased with it. It has a lovely sweet voice from top note to lowest and responds to the bow so nicely. And it’s quite beautiful to look at. You are an exquisite artist.”

Chris