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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.

Give Me A Call!

Call Walter @ (276) 388-3202 and he will be happy to walk you through your order, and tell you a bit more about the instrument you’re interested in!

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 / #1125

The soundboard and sides of this mountain dulcimer are chestnut. The back is a catching oak. The soundholes are a vine motif.
The sound is moderately loud, clear, and full. It resonates really well with some sustain. (Price: $495)

(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1119

The soundboard of this hour glass mountain dulcimer is a very straight-grained piece of American CHESTNUT. The wood for this instrument came from an old elementary school that was demolished in the late 1970’s in Ashe county, NC. (Price: $495)

Hourglass Dulcimer / #1123

This entire instrument (soundboard, sides, back) are made from WORMY BUTTERNUT. F-holes are the soundholes of choice. This is a one of a kind instrument. For me the look is stunning and eye catching. (Price: $495)

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Bowed Psalteries

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

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Mailing Address

Walter Messick
290 Bakers Branch Lane
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363

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