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.

(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1127

The soundboard of this unique dulcimer is historic YELLOW POPLAR with vine motif soundholes rescued from Rocky Mount, TN the first capitol of the SW Territories, circa late 1800’s. The rest of the instrument is constructed from black walnut. The sound is very pleasant, balanced and melodic. (Price: $495)

(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1120

This entire hour glass mountain dulcimer is constructed of BUTTERNUT (white walnut) It has moon and stars sound holes. The voice is full, resonant and very responsive. This is a very good sounding instrument. (Price: $495)

(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1129

The soundboard of this mountain dulcimer is very straight grained medium brown WESTERN RED CEDAR with vine patterned sound holes. (Price: $495)

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Shop Closing: Last Batch Available!

Walter is retiring from making instruments. The instruments listed on the website right now are the LAST INSTRUMENTS available from Walter.

Get in touch about ordering now before they're gone for good!

Walt also has around 100 bones & spoons to sell. Feel free to ask about adding some of these fun rhythm instruments to your order!

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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