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).

 

EACH HAMMERED "PIANO" DULCIMER LISTED BELOW IS FOR SALE RIGHT NOW!

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 491
Hammered Dulcimer 491 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 502
Hammered Dulcimer 502 Back

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is MAHOGANY with fleur di Lis soundholes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is moderately loud with a nice amount of overtones and sustain creating a nice hammered dulcimer sound

Item #HD491......$375.00

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 503
Hammered Dulcimer 503 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

MAHOGANY tops this hammered dulcimer with Celtic knot sound holes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is more soft than loud with moderate amounts of overtones and sustain

Item #HD503......$375.00

Hammered Dulcimer 504
Hammered Dulcimer 504 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 505
Hammered Dulcimer 505 Back

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is a richly colored CHERRY with swirl sound holes

The sides are cherry as well

The back is Baltic birch

The sound is very melodic being full, rich and moderately loud

Item #HD504......$375.00

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is a very unique piece of solid wood SPALTED POPLAR

It has Fleur de lis sound holes

The sides are wormy maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is very alive and responsive with some overtones and sustain

Item #HD505......$395.00

Hammered Dulcimer 499
Hammered Dulcimer 499 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 506
Hammered Dulcimer 506 Back

A beautiful red MAHOGANY is the wood choice for this hammered dulcimer with very detailed celtic crosses for the soundholes

The sides are maple with some elongated wormholes on both sides. Check out the picture

The back is Baltic birch

The sound has a nice ring to it, being moderately loud with some sustain and clear tone

Item #HD499......$375.00

The soundboard of this hammered dulcimer is a richly colored MAHOGANY with a mottled grain

The sound holes are a patterned Fleur de lis

The sides are cherry and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is nicely mellow on the lower end and more clean and brisk on the upper end

Item #HD506......$375.00

Hammered Dulcimer 507
Hammered Dulcimer 507 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 508
Hammered Dulcimer 508 Back

This hammered dulcimer soundboard is a unique piece of solid wood SPALTED POPLAR and sports Celtic knot sound holes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound has a pleasing and tasteful sound and is medium loud

Item #HD507......$395.00

The soundboard and back of this hammered dulcimer is BALTIC BIRCH with tasteful wheat patterned sound holes

The sides are maple

The sound is balanced from end to end and is responsive, creating a pleasant sound

Item #HD508.....$345.00

Hammered Dulcimer 509
Hammered Dulcimer 509 Back
Hammered Dulcimer 510
Hammered Dulcimer 510 Back

BALTIC BIRCH is the hallmark of this soundboard with swirl sound holes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound is full, melodic, balanced and medium loud

Item #HD509......$345.00

Beautiful CHERRY is the soundboard of this hammered dulcimer

It has Fleur de lis sound holes

The sides are maple and the back is Baltic birch

The sound rings out on this hammered dulcimer, resonating with a very melodic voice

Item #HD510.....$375.00