Mountain Dulcimer

Mountain Dulcimer 19
Mountain Dulcimer 12

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 style Mountain Dulcimers 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:

 

The Hourglass Dulcimer

  • Grover vertical geared tuners
  • a 6-1/2 fret
  • fretboard length is 26 1/2 inches
  • total dimensions are 36"x7"x2"

 

 

The Teardrop Dulcimer

  • Grover Sta-Tite horizontal tuners
  • a 6-1/2 fret
  • fretboard length is 26 1/2 inches
  • total dimensions are 39"x7"x2"

 

 

Mountain Dulcimer 1077
Mountain Dulcimer 1077 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1077 Head
Mountain Dulcimer 1092 Top
Mountain Dulcimer 1092 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1092 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1092 Tail

This mountain dulcimer is constructed entirely of CHERRY

It has vine patterned sound holes

The sound is clear, sweet and on the quieter side

This instrument is not to be played in a large room without being miked

Item # HGDUL1077......$389.00

The soundboard of this teardrop shaped mountain dulcimer is very straight grained REDWOOD

It has vine-patterned sound holes

The sound rings out and is very responsive with a good amount of sustain

The drone strings also stand out

Item # TDDUL1092......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1084
Mountain Dulcimer 1084 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1084 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1084 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1093 top
Mountain Dulcimer 1093 back Mountain Dulcimer 1093 head Mountain Dulcimer 1093 tail

This entire mountain dulcimer is constructed of BLACK WALNUT except for the fret board which is wormy maple, and it compliments the black walnut very well

The sound holes are moon and stars

The sound is very pleasing and balanced from end to end

The 4th string (drone) blends in perfectly with the other strings. The instrument is medium loud

Item # HGDUL1084......$389.00

This teardrop shaped mountain dulcimer is constructed entirely of CHERRY

It has moon and stars sound holes

The sound resonates nicely and is balanced

Item # TDDUL1093......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1080
Mountain Dulcimer 1080 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1080 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1080 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1094
Mountain Dulcimer 1094 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1094 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1094 Tail

RED CEDAR graces the soundboard of this hourglass mountain dulcimer with vine patterned sound holes

The rest of the instrument is medium brown butternut (white walnut)

The sound is full, rich and medium loud. It has a nice balance of overtones and sustain.

Item # HGDUL1080......$389.00

This mountain dulcimer soundboard is straight-grained clear (no knots), deep red RED CEDAR with vine motif sound holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is balanced, clean, melodic and medium loud

Item # TDDUL1094......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1081
Mountain Dulcimer 1081 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1081 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1081 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1095
Mountain Dulcimer 1095 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1095 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1095 Tail Mountain Dulcimer 1095 wormholes

The soundboard of this hourglass mountain dulcimer consists of WHITE CEDAR that has dark brown streaks running lengthwise

The rest of the instrument is a richly colored mahogany

It has a vine pattern for the sound holes

The sound is medium loud and sounds clean, with a nice melodic ring

Item # HGDUL1081......$389.00

BUTTERNUT comprises this entire mountain dulcimer

There are a few worm holes on the sound board and back causing no problem whatsosever, just exhibiting character

There is also a couple of worm holes grouped together on the left side of the fret board (see photo)

The sound holes are a moon and stars motif

The sound is very lively, it rings out and is moderately loud

Item # TDDUL1095......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1082
Mountain Dulcimer 1082 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1082 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1082 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1097
Mountain Dulcimer 1097 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1097 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1097 Tail

The soundboard of this mountain dulcimer is straight-grained WESTERN RED CEDAR with vine motif sound holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is very balanced from end to end and has a nice full rich sound

Item # HGDUL1082......$389.00

This entire mountain dulcimer is constructed of AMERICAN CHESTNUT of various shades, grains and worm and nail holes

This wood came from a school house in Ashe County, NC that was torn down in the late 1970’s

It has traditional f-holes for sound holes

The sound is more mellow than the hourglass models, yet is full and resonant

Item # TDDUL1097......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1086
Mountain Dulcimer 1086 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1086 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1086 Tail

The soundboard of this mountain dulcimer is RED CEDAR

It is marked by some creamy white streaks along the entire top, making for a nice contrast

The back, sides and rest of the dulcimer are black walnut

The sound holes are moon and stars

The sound has a medium ring – balanced and pleasant

Item # HGDUL1086......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1087
Mountain Dulcimer 1087 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1087 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1087 Tail

The soundboard of this mountain dulcimer is YELLOW POPLAR though its actual color is greenish (that really doesn’t show in the photo)

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound holes are 4 f-holes

The sound is very pleasant, full, rich and melodic

Item # HGDUL1087......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1091
Mountain Dulcimer 1091 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1091 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1091 Tail

This mountain dulcimer is made from absolutely gorgeous AMERICAN CHESTNUT

The color is rich brown dotted with a fair amount of small worm holes

The wood comes from a demolished school in Ashe County, NC, circa 1979

The sound holes are f-holes

The sound is warm, clear and soft-to-medium loud – a nice personal instrument

Item # HGDUL1091......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1083
Mountain Dulcimer 1083 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1083 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1083 Tail

This is an interesting mountain dulcimer because it is constructed of different shades of MAHOGANY

The sound board is light toned, the sides are a little darker and the back is a deep red, as are the end blocks and fret board

The sound holes are traditional f-holes

The sound is very resonate with moderate sustain. It is also medium loud and just a good sounding instrument

Item # HGDUL1083......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1088
Mountain Dulcimer 1088 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1088 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1088 Tail

The soundboard of this mountain dulcimer is a beautiful piece of straight-grained solid red RED CEDAR with vine patterned sound holes

The back, sides and rest of the instrument are black walnut

The sound is quite balanced, melodic and resonant. It is also medium loud

Item # HGDUL1088......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1089
Mountain Dulcimer 1089 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1089 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1089 Tail

This entire mountain dulcimer is constructed of CHERRY

The sound holes are a vine pattern

The sound is sweet, warm and clear. A great sounding dulcimer

Item # HGDUL1089......$389.00

 

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