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 1087
Mountain Dulcimer 1087 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1087 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1087 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1095
Mountain Dulcimer 1095 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1095 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1095 Tail Mountain Dulcimer 1095 wormholes

The soundboard of this mountain dulcimer is YELLOW POPLAR though its actual color is greenish (that really doesnít 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......$445.00

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......$445.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1120
Mountain Dulcimer 1120 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1120 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1120 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1112 top
Mountain Dulcimer 1112 back Mountain Dulcimer 1112 head Mountain Dulcimer 1112 tail

This entire hour glass mountain dulcimer is constructed of BUTTERNUT (white walnut)

It has moon and stars sound holes

Visually, there is a very small thin wedge where the side meets the end piece on the right side, which causes no problem

The voice is full, resonant and very responsive. This is a very good sounding instrument

Item # HGDUL1120......$445.00

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

Item # TDDUL1112......$445.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1114
Mountain Dulcimer 1114 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1114 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1114 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1098 top
Mountain Dulcimer 1098 back Mountain Dulcimer 1098 head Mountain Dulcimer 1098 tail

The soundboard, fret board and end blocks of this hour glass mountain dulcimer are made of light MAHOGANY

The sides and back are cherry. It has a vine patterned sound holes

The sound is medium loud, full, rich and clear with some overtones

Item # HGDUL1114......$445.00

This entire mountain dulcimer is made from AMERICAN CHESTNUT except for the end blocks which are oak and blend in nicely with the chestnut

The sound holes are two elongated and traditional f-holes

There are a half-dozen worm holes on the soundboard and a dozen on the back, giving charm to the instrument

The sound is very warm, nicely mellow and pleasingly melodic

Item # TDDUL1098......$445.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1108
Mountain Dulcimer 1108 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1108 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1108 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1100 top
Mountain Dulcimer 1100 back Mountain Dulcimer 1100 head Mountain Dulcimer 1100 tail Mountain Dulcimer 1100 crack

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

Item # HGDUL1108......$445.00

WORMY AMERICAN CHESTNUT comprises the totality of this mountain dulcimer

It has vine motif sound holes

The sound is warm, clear and pleasingly mellow

I love the sound of these chestnut dulcimers

Item # TDDUL1100......$445.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1115
Mountain Dulcimer 1115 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1115 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1115 Tail Mountain Dulcimer 1115 filler strip
Mountain Dulcimer 1113 top
Mountain Dulcimer 1113 back Mountain Dulcimer 1113 head Mountain Dulcimer 1113 tail

A fancy-grained MAPLE graces the top of this hour glass mountain dulcimer with f-holes for sound holes

Black Walnut makes up the rest of the instrument

The sound is nicely mellow and balanced with a beautiful tone

Item # HGDUL1115......$445.00

This tear drop mountain dulcimer is made from all CHERRY

It has a distinctive vine sound hole.

The sound is balanced with a beautiful tone

Item # TDDUL1113......$445.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1110
Mountain Dulcimer 1110 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1110 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1110 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1122
Mountain Dulcimer 1122 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1122 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1122 Tail

The soundboard of this mountain dulcimer is knot-free RED CEDAR with interesting moon and stars sound holes

The rest of the instrument, complementing the red cedar, is black walnut

The sound is on the mellow side with a nice sustain. It is medium loud with a warm, clear voice

Item # HGDUL1110......$445.00

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

Item # TDDUL1122......$445.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1119
Mountain Dulcimer 1119 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1119 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1119 Tail

The soundboard of this hour glass mountain dulcimer is a very straight-grained piece of American CHESTNUT

The wood comes from an old elementary school that was demolished in the late 1970ís in Ashe county, NC

It has traditional f-hole sound holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is medium loud, clear, warm and delightful

Item # HGDUL1119......$445.00

 

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