Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimer


The Cabin Creek Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer is a breakthrough in both size and tuning. For years folks have been saying that they love the sound of the hammered dulcimer and would love to play one but were overwhelmed by the complexity of the tuning, the large size of the instrument and the price. Well, the Cabin Creek Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer solves those issues.

The hammered dulcimer no longer needs to be intimidating. The Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer is straight forward and easily learned, even for beginners.

It is set up like a piano, with white and black markers on the center bridge denoting the sharps and flats just like the white and black keys of the piano. A chart attaches along side the bridge showing the notes (see photo). Each Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer is signed, numbered and dated.

I make both a 2 octave and a 2.5 octave model.


Included with each instrument:

  • An instruction/ song book
  • A pair of hammers
  • Tuning wrench
  • Note charts
  • A hard sided carrying case

Note: I highly recommend tuning this instrument with an electronic tuner. It makes tuning much faster and easier. I couldn't live without mine (see accessory page).



Hammered "Piano" Dulcimer - 2 Octave

  • Full 2 chromatic octaves (from G to G twice)
  • Reasonable size (28x14x3 inches)
  • Soundboards: Baltic birch is 5 layers of Baltic birch. Cherry, Agathis, Mahogany and Oak tops are veneer over 1/4" thick laminate. Western Red Cedar is 1/4" thick solid wood.
  • Backs: All backs are 13 layers of Baltic birch for strength and stability.


Hammered Dulcimer 511
Hammered Dulcimer 511 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 502
Hammered Dulcimer 502 Back

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

Item #HD511......$345.00

BALTIC BIRCH comprises the soundboard and back of this hammered dulcimer

It has swirl sound holes

The sides are maple

The sound is very pleasant with a centrist sound, not too loud and bright or too mellow

Item #HD502......$345.00

Hammered Dulcimer 493
Hammered Dulcimer 493 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 512
Hammered Dulcimer 512 Back

The soundboard is BALTIC BIRCH with wheat motif soundholes

There are 2 1 inch worm holes in the middle of the top and a patch on the top left. Check out the picture

The sides are black walnut and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is sweet and pleasant with moderate overtones

Item #HD493......$345.00

The soundboard is a deep rich MAHOGANY with celtic knot soundholes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is full with a good amount of sustain especially on the lower end. It has a pleasant voice

Item #HD512......$375.00

Hammered Dulcimer 513
Hammered Dulcimer 513 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 514
Hammered Dulcimer 514 Back

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

The back is Baltic birch and the sides are maple with a few small worm holes of the right side

The sound is pleasing, not too loud though it does have some overtones and sustain

You will have an interesting instrument to look at while playing

Item #HD513......$395.00

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

Item #HD514......$375.00

Hammered Dulcimer 515
Hammered Dulcimer 515 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 516
Hammered Dulcimer 516 Back

Deep red MAHOGANY graces the soundboard of this hammered dulcimer with fleur de lis soundholes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is tasteful with some overtones and sustain producing a pleasing sound

Item #HD515......$375.00

The soundboard and back are BALTIC BIRCH with the sides being maple

The soundholes have a swirl like motif

He sound is rich, clean, lively and melodic. It is a little louder than medium

Item #HD516......$345.00

Hammered Dulcimer 517
Hammered Dulcimer 517 Back

This hammered dulcimer has a SPALTED POPLAR soundboard with 2 wide streaks running from side to side creating a very unique look

The soundholes are a fleur de lis motif

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

Item #HD517......$395.00