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(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1132

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1130

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1134

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1133

(SOLD) 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. (Sold!)

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(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1127

(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)

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(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1109

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hammered Dulcimer / #520

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hammered Dulcimer / #521

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hammered Dulcimer / #519

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hammered Dulcimer / #518

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Alto Bowed Psaltery / #415

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Alto Bowed Psaltery / #367

(SOLD) Alto Bowed Psaltery / #367

The sound board of this bowed psaltery is straight grained WESTERN RED CEDAR with a dragonfly sound hole. The back and sides are ambrosia (wormy maple). (Price: $290)

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(SOLD) Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1042

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Soprano Bowed Psaltery / #1029

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hammered Dulcimer / #514

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hammered Dulcimer / #513

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1125

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1123

(SOLD) 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. (Sold!)

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(SOLD) Teardrop Dulcimer / #1122

(SOLD) 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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(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1119

(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)

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(SOLD) Teardrop Dulcimer / #1100

(SOLD) Teardrop Dulcimer / #1100

WORMY AMERICAN CHESTNUT comprises the totality of this mountain dulcimer. It has vine motif sound holes. The sound is warm, clear and pleasingly mellow. (Price: $495)

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(SOLD) Teardrop Dulcimer / #1098

(SOLD) Teardrop Dulcimer / #1098

This entire mountain dulcimer is made from AMERICAN CHESTNUT except for the end blocks which are oak and blend in nicely with the chestnut. The sound holes are two elongated and traditional f-holes. There are a half-dozen worm holes on the soundboard and a dozen on the back, giving charm to the instrument. The sound is very warm, nicely mellow and pleasingly melodic. (Price: $495)

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(SOLD) Teardrop Dulcimer / #1112

(SOLD) Teardrop Dulcimer / #1112

All BLACK WALNUT embodies this tear drop shaped mountain dulcimer. It is graced with a moon and stars designed sound hole. The sound is mellow, with a very pleasant melodic tone. (Price: $495)

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(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1120

(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)

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(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1110

(SOLD) Hourglass Dulcimer / #1110

The soundboard of this mountain dulcimer is knot-free RED CEDAR with interesting moon and stars sound holes. The sound is on the mellow side with a nice sustain. It is medium loud with a warm, clear voice. (Price: $495)

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(SOLD) Teardrop Dulcimer / #1095

(SOLD) Teardrop Dulcimer / #1095

BUTTERNUT wood comprises this entire mountain dulcimer. The sound holes are a moon and stars motif, and the sound is very lively, it rings out and is moderately loud (Price: $495)

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