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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1132

Hourglass Dulcimer / #1132

The soundboard of this dulcimer as well as the entire instrument is made from local AMERICAN CHESTNUT also called wormy chestnut the disease that killed off this species in the early 1900’s. This chestnut came from a dismantled school in Jefferson, NC circa late 1900’s. (Price: $495)

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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1131

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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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1130

Hourglass Dulcimer / #1130

This dulcimer is constructed entirely of AMERICAN CHESTNUT harvested from a school in Jefferson, NC that was demolished circa late 1900’s. There are some characteristic tiny worm holes, mostly on the top, causing no problems only exhibiting a historic symbol of why american chestnut came to be called wormy chestnut. (Price: $495)

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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1129

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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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1128

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)

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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1134

Hourglass Dulcimer / #1134

Medium iight brown SASSAFRAS graces the top of this hourglass dulcimer. The rest of the instrument is black walnut. The soundhole is a nicely patterned wheat design. (Price: $495)

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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1133

Hourglass Dulcimer / #1133

A very interestingly grained CHERRY comprises this instrument. Very distinct dark cherry and brown lines follow the grain of both the top and back making for a one of a kind unique dulcimer. There are also a few tiny worm holes scattered around both the top and back causing no problems whatsover. (Price: $495)

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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1127

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)

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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1109

Hourglass Dulcimer / #1109

This is one beautiful totally wormy CHESTNUT dulcimer with traditional f hole soundholes. The wood came from an abandoned school in Jeffferson, NC circa late 1970’s. the dulcimer is for the person who appreciates history and a lot of spectacular character. (Price: $495)

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Hammered Dulcimer / #520

Hammered Dulcimer / #520

Beautiful dark red MAHOGANY graces the soundboard of this hammered dulcimer. The soundhole is a tasteful fleur de lis. The sides are maple and the back is strong Baltic birch. (Price: $395)

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Baritone Bowed Psaltery / #384

Baritone Bowed Psaltery / #384

The soundboard is a medium shade WESTERN RED CEDAR with a wheat patterned soundhole. The back and sides are beautifully patterned curly maple. (Price: $325)

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Hammered Dulcimer / #521

Hammered Dulcimer / #521

This soundboard is constructed of strong and stable BALTIC BIRCH. The soundhole is an attractive wheat design. The sides are maple with some tiny holes scattered throughout. The holes cause no structural problems. (Price: $375)

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Hammered Dulcimer / #519

Hammered Dulcimer / #519

Beautiful dark red MAHOGANY graces the soundboard of this hammered dulcimer. The soundhole is a tasteful fleur de lis. The sides are maple and the back is strong Baltic birch. (Price: $395)

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Hammered Dulcimer / #518

Hammered Dulcimer / #518

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is a rich red MAHOGANY. The soundhole is an intricate celtic cross design. The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch. (Price: $395)

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Baritone Bowed Psaltery / #367

Baritone Bowed Psaltery / #367

This baritone bowed psaltery soundboard is WESTERN RED CEDAR with a wheat patterned sound hole. The back and sides are a nicely grained piece of ash. (Price: $325)

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Baritone Bowed Psaltery / #389

Baritone Bowed Psaltery / #389

This baritone bowed psaltery is constructed completely of CHERRY. It has a dove patterned sound hole. There is a small knot hole on the back causing no problem, just an interesting characteristic. (Price: $325)

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Alto Bowed Psaltery / #415

Alto Bowed Psaltery / #415

The soundboard is medium WESTERN RED CEDAR. It has a swirl design for the soundhole. The back and sides are maple with a small knothole smack in the middle of the back. It is harmless and looks kinda neat. (Price: $290)

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Alto Bowed Psaltery / #414

Alto Bowed Psaltery / #414

The soundboard is a beautiful piece of RED MAHOGANY with a hummingbird soundhole. The sides are curly maple which contrasts nicely with the luscious mahogany top. (Price: $290)

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Alto Bowed Psaltery / #413

Alto Bowed Psaltery / #413

The soundboard is an interestingly grained piece of CHERRY with a dove soundhole. The back and sides are maple with some curl. (Price: $290)

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Alto Bowed Psaltery / #409

Alto Bowed Psaltery / #409

A nice piece of BLACK WALNUT graces the top of this alto bowed psaltery. It has a wheat patterned sound hole. The back and sides are a nicely contrasting piece of oak. (Price: $290)

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Alto Bowed Psaltery / #401

Alto Bowed Psaltery / #401

Price: $290 This instrument has a RED CEDAR soundboard with an ash back and sides. The soundhole is a hummingbird. There is a narrow seasoned crack on the right side extending for a couple of inches on the back causing no problem whatsoever. The sound is crisp, full...

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Alto Bowed Psaltery / #399

Alto Bowed Psaltery / #399

This bowed psaltery has a contrasting BLACK WALNUT soundboard and a maple back with celtic knot soundholes. The strings shimmer in the photo because the camera couldn’t correct the steel strings and the dark background. There is also a small knot on the back causing no structural problem only providing character. (Price: $290)

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Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1047

Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1047

The soundboard is BUTTERNUT with a few tiny worm holes on the upper end. It has a wheat patterned soundhole. The back and sides have a very nice piece of curly maple with interesting grain. (Price: $265)

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Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1042

Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1042

The soundboard of this psaltery is a beautiful piece of straight grained red MAHOGANY. The soundhole has a fleur di lis design. The back and sides are cherry which perfectly matches the top. (Price: $265)

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Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1041

Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1041

Price: $265 A very nice piece of BLACK WALNUT graces the top of this instrument. Its soundhole is a Pa. Dutch Hex sign. The back and sides are constructed from maple. There are some worm holes scattered on both the back and sides. They create no problem only add...

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Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1029

Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1029

The soundboard of this bowed psaltery is BUTTERNUT (white walnut) with a dove soundhole. The back and sides are wormy oak. The dozen worm holes are harmless and add character to the instrument. (Price: $265)

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Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1060

Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1060

The soundboard of this soprano bowed psaltery is distinctive looking SPALTED POPLAR. It has a Fleur de lis patterned sound hole. The sides and back are maple, and the sound is crisp, clean and balanced. (Price: $265)

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Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1059

Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1059

SASSAFRAS is the soundboard of choice for this soprano bowed psaltery. It has a dove sound hole and the sides and back are ash. The sound is quite balanced, alive and responsive. (Price: $265)

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Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1026

Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1026

The sound board of this soprano bowed psaltery is a very curly piece of TULIP POPLAR with a wheat motif sound hole. If you like curly wood then this instrument might take a second look. The rest of the instrument is cherry including the tip of the bowed psaltery. (Price: $265)

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Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1019

Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1019

The sound board of this instrument is RED CEDAR with a wheat patterned sound hole. It also has a black walnut tip on the pointed end adding interest. The back and sides are black walnut. (Price: $265)

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Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1032

Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1032

This soprano bowed psaltery soundboard is WESTERN RED CEDAR. It also has an overlay Celtic cross as its sound hole. The sides are ash and the back is maple. The sound is clear, crisp and full. (Price: $265)

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Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1015

Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1015

CURLY TULIP POPLAR is the wood of choice for this bowed psaltery sound board. It has a wheat patterned sound hole. The sound is quite balanced, warm, neither too crisp nor too mellow, creating a very pleasant sound. (Price: $265)

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Hammered Dulcimer / #517

Hammered Dulcimer / #517

This hammered dulcimer has a SPALTED POPLAR soundboard with 2 wide streaks running from side to side creating a very unique look. (Price: $425)

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Hammered Dulcimer / #514

Hammered Dulcimer / #514

This hammered dulcimer has a deep red MAHOGANY soundboard with celtic knot sound holes. The sides are cherry and the back is Baltic birch. The sound has a medium ring to it producing a pleasant tasteful sound. (Price: $395)

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Hammered Dulcimer / #513

Hammered Dulcimer / #513

The soundboard of this SPALTED POPLAR hammered dulcimer is uniquely grained with many streaks of various sizes and color tone. This instrument is for the person who dances to a different drummer and wants something different. (Price: $425)

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Hammered Dulcimer / #493

Hammered Dulcimer / #493

The soundboard is BALTIC BIRCH with wheat motif soundholes. The sides are black walnut and the back is Baltic birch. The sound is sweet and pleasant with moderate overtones. (Price: $375)

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Hammered Dulcimer / #502

Hammered Dulcimer / #502

BALTIC BIRCH comprises the soundboard and back of this hammered dulcimer. It has swirl sound holes and the sides are maple. The sound is very pleasant with a centrist sound, not too loud and bright or too mellow. (Price: $375)

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Hammered Dulcimer / #511

Hammered Dulcimer / #511

The soundboard and the back are BALTIC BIRCH with distinctive celtic knot soundholes. The sides are maple. The sound is medium loud and pretty even in tone from top to bottom with a pleasant voice. (Price: $375)

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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1125

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)

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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1123

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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Teardrop Dulcimer / #1122

Teardrop Dulcimer / #1122

This tear drop mountain dulcimer has a clear RED CEDAR soundboard. It has f-hole sound holes. The rest of the dulcimer is black walnut. The sound is medium-loud with a nice, balanced and clear voice (Price: $495)

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