Handcrafted Appalchian Folk Instruments
Cabin Creek Musical Instruments
Find The Best Handcrafted Appalchian Folk Instruments Here!
Curated Handmade Instruments
Made in Appalachia
Easy & Fun to Play!
Walter handcrafted 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 carried 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.
Walter is now retired from making instruments, we intend to keep his part in the history of Grayson County, VA alive by using this website to curate instruments that are like the ones he made: Handcrafted in Appalchia, and priced fairly.
If you’d like to read more about Walter, visit this page.
Appalachian Mountain Dulcimers
“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.”