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 1043
Mountain Dulcimer 1043 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1043 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1043 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 unknown to me

It is very straight grained and medium brown. It looks a lot like western red cedar though it isnít

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound holes are traditional F-holes

The sound is sweet, melodic and on the softer side of medium

Item # HGDUL1043......$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 1044
Mountain Dulcimer 1044 Back
Mountain Dulcimer 1040 top
Mountain Dulcimer 1040 back Mountain Dulcimer 1040 head Mountain Dulcimer 1040 tail Mountain Dulcimer 1040 fissure

The soundboard of this hour glass mountain dulcimer is straight grained WESTERN RED CEDAR

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound holes are moon and stars

The sound is warm, balanced and sweet sounding

Item # HGDUL1044......$375.00

The sound board of this tear drop shaped Mountain Dulcimer is beautiful RED CEDAR with tasteful vines for the sound holes

The rest of the dulcimer is black walnut

The sound is very warm and mellow with the bass string drone complementing the other strings nicely

Item # TDDUL1040......$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 1036
Mountain Dulcimer 1036 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1036 Head
Mountain Dulcimer 1007
Mountain Dulcimer 1007 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1007 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1007 Tail

This entire hour glass Mountain Dulcimer is made of CHERRY with graceful vine sound holes

The sound is crisp and clean and medium loud

Item # HGDUL1036......$375.00

The sound board of this tear-drop shaped Mountain Dulcimer is a reddish brown REDWOOD, 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 1045
Mountain Dulcimer 1045 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1045 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1045 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1041
Mountain Dulcimer 1041 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1041 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1041 Tail

This mountain dulcimer soundboard is nicely grained SASSAFRAS with F-hole sound holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is balanced and resonant. It is medium loud and is a joy to listen to as itís played

Item # HGDUL1045......$375.00

The sound board of this tear drop Mountain Dulcimer is a beautiful shade of straight-grained REDWOOD

F-holes are the sound hole choice for this instrument

The rest of the instrument is black walnut which complements the top nicely

The sound is on the softer side, allowing the warm melodic sound to shine forth

Item # TDDUL1041......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1038
Mountain Dulcimer 1038 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1038 right side Head Mountain Dulcimer 1038 left side Head Mountain Dulcimer 1038 Tail

BUTTERNUT is the wood chosen for the sound board of this hour glass Mountain Dulcimer

Stylish vines complement the butternut. The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The far side of the head piece is a lighter shade of black walnut, which you can see in the photo

The sound has a medium ring to it with a warm invitation to play it

Item # HGDUL1038......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1048
Mountain Dulcimer 1048 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1048 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1048 Tail

This entire hour glass mountain dulcimer is constructed of BLACK WALNUT except for the fret board which is maple

The sound holes are a vine motif

The sound is nicely balanced, a joy to play and listen to. It is on the softer side of medium

Item # HGDUL1048......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1049
Mountain Dulcimer 1049 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1049 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1049 Tail

The soundboard of this hour glass mountain dulcimer is a creamy white soft unknown wood which came from an old chest of drawers

I wasnít sure how it was going to sound, but now that it is built, it has a very nice pleasant sound, balanced, sweet and medium loud

The back and sides are cherry and the sound holes are a vine motif

Item # HGDUL1049......$375.00

 

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