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Cabin Creek Teardrop-shaped Dulcimer

Cabin Creek Hourglass-shaped Dulcimer

The Cabin Creek teardrop-shaped Mountain Dulcimer is in the historic Southwestern Virginia style. It is patterned after an historic instrument over 100 years old from this area. The Cabin Creek hourglass model is reminiscent of early mountain dulcimers from Kentucky.

The shapes of both styles are aesthetically beautiful and properly proportioned. Each is made from “scratch”. They are not assorted pieces bought from a supplier and put together. Every instrument is made by me, from rough lumber to finished instrument. Each Mountain Dulcimer is crafted with an aesthetically pleasing overhang, like a violin/fiddle and is signed, numbered and dated. Most of the woods used are native to appalachia and harvested from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Included with each instrument:

  • Instruction/ songbook
  • Pick and noter
  • A padded nylon case with accessory pocket and carrying strap
  • Extra strings and an electronic tuner/pickup are available – see the accessories page

Mountain Dulcimers pictured below are available for immediate sale:

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 / #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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(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 / #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) 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) 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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Hourglass Dulcimer / #1108

Hourglass Dulcimer / #1108

This entire hourglass mountain dulcimer is constructed of BUTTERNUT (white walnut). It has f-hole sound holes. Worm holes dot the lower end of the soundboard, much like wormy chestnut. These non-problem tiny holes add character to this instrument. The sound is responsive, even from top to bottom and a joy to play. (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) 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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