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 1028
Mountain Dulcimer 1028 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1028 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1028 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1026 Top
Mountain Dulcimer 1026 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1026 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1026 Tail

The soundboard of this hour glass Mountain Dulcimer is AMBROSIA (wormy maple)

The coloration is outstanding

The sound holes are a vine pattern and the rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is clear and crisp even though it has good sustain a very good sounding mountain dulcimer

Item # HGDUL1028......$375.00

This entire tear drop Mountain Dulcimer is constructed of BUTTERNUT (white walnut)

Butternut is an extremely light-weight wood, allowing the instrument to resonate really well

The sound holes are traditional f-holes

The sound is full with good sustain, more mellow than the hourglass models and medium loud

Item # TDDUL1026......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1023
Mountain Dulcimer 1023 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1023 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1023 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1027 top
Mountain Dulcimer 1027 back Mountain Dulcimer 1027 head Mountain Dulcimer 1027 tail Mountain Dulcimer 1027 worm holes

This hourglass mountain dulcimer has a SASSAFRAS soundboard with f-hole sound holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The contrast between the sassafras and black walnut is very stunning

The sound is warm, clear and very pleasing

Item # HGDUL1023......$375.00

This entire tear drop Mountain Dulcimer is constructed of BUTTERNUT (white walnut)

Butternut is an extremely light-weight wood, allowing the instrument to resonate really well

The sound holes are traditional f-holes

The sound is full with good sustain, more mellow than the hourglass models and medium loud

Item # TDDUL1027......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 999
Mountain Dulcimer 999 Back Mountain Dulcimer 999 Head Mountain Dulcimer 999 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 989
Mountain Dulcimer 989 Back Mountain Dulcimer 989 Head Mountain Dulcimer 989 Tail

This entire Mt. Dulcimer is constructed with AMERICAN CHESTNUT rescued from an elementary school in Ashe County, NC, torn down in the late 1970's

There are 2 worm holes and 4 nail holes on the soundboard, several worm holes on the sides with many more on the back along with 4 more nail holes

Its color is medium-light brown and graced with 4 traditional f-holes

The sound is very pleasant with a moderate amount of sustain

Item # HGDUL999......$375.00

The soundboard of this dulcimer is REDWOOD with vine patterned sound holes

The rest of the instrument is cherry

The sound is fully resonant, alive and rings out

Item # TDDUL989......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1024
Mountain Dulcimer 1024 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1024 Head
Mountain Dulcimer 1007
Mountain Dulcimer 1007 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1007 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1007 Tail

Wormy AMERICAN CHESTNUT graces the soundboard of this hourglass mountain dulcimer. This is reclaimed wood from a torn-down school in Ashe County, N.C. in the late 1970s

The entire instrument is chestnut except for the fretboard which is black walnut

The sound holes are f-holes

The sound is balanced, melodic, very resonate and on the loud side

Item # HGDUL1024......$375.00

The sound board of this tear-drop shaped Mountain Dulcimer is a reddish brown WESTERN RED CEDAR, which matches the rest of this instrument, which is cherry

The sound holes are 2 different shapes of butterflies

The sound is medium loud with the 3rd and 4th strings providing a nice drone sound

Item # TDDUL1007......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1029
Mountain Dulcimer 1029 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1029 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1029 Tail Mountain Dulcimer 1029 Side

The soundboard on this hour glass Mountain Dulcimer is RED CEDAR with moon and stars sound holes

The sides and end blocks are padauk (an African wood) and the back is a lighter red colored wood whose name is unknown to me. It resembles mahogany but I am not sure

The sound is very melodic, full bodied, medium loud and just pleads to be played

If you like red in different hues and want a good-sounding instrument as well, this Mountain Dulcimer might be for you!

Item # HGDUL1029......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1025
Mountain Dulcimer 1025 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1025 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1025 Tail

This hourglass mountain dulcimer is constructed entirely of BUTTERNUT except for the fretboard, which is black walnut, creating a nice contrast

There are several worm holes on the back of the head piece causing no problems

The sound holes are f-holes

The sound is full, rich and medium loud

Item # HGDUL1025......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1030
Mountain Dulcimer 1030 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1030 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1030 Tail Mountain Dulcimer 1030 blemish

The soundboard of this hour glass Mountain Dulcimer is RED CEDAR with 4 traditional f-hole sound holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The back has a couple of blemishes that cause no problem except that they are there (see picture)

The sound rings out with a clear, crisp, medium-loud sound even with the overtones and sustain

The bass string (drone) is particularly strong, though not overpowering

Overall it is a good-sounding dulcimer

Item # HGDUL1030......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1032
Mountain Dulcimer 1032 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1032 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1032 Tail

CHERRY is the wood of choice for this entire hour glass Mountain Dulcimer

The sound holes are a distinctive moon and stars

There is a 3/8 knot hole at the very end of the fret board on the back side of the tail end. No problem, its just there

The sound is crisp, clear, balanced and medium loud

Item # HGDUL1032......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1033
Mountain Dulcimer 1033 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1033 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1033 Tail

The soundboard of this hour glass Mountain Dulcimer is straight-grained WESTERN RED CEDAR with vine-patterned sound holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is rich, very resonate and moderately mellow

Item # HGDUL1033......$375.00

 

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