Handcrafted Appalchian Folk Instruments

Cabin Creek Musical Instruments

Last Chance! Walter is retiring, so this is your last chance to get his instruments. Browse his remaining hammered dulcimers here and his bowed psalteries here.

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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.

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Retirement Sale! Bowed Psalteries 50% Off

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!

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Bones & Spoons

“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