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 1060
Mountain Dulcimer 1060 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1060 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1060 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1066 Top
Mountain Dulcimer 1066 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1066 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1066 Tail

CHERRY is the wood of choice for this entire mountain dulcimer

Vine motif sound holes grace the sound board

The sound is crisp, full and rich

Item # HGDUL1060......$389.00

This dulcimer is constructed entirely of MAPLE

The soundboard has 2 wide bands of darker maple with some curl

The soundholes are a moon and stars motif

The sides also have some darker shades of maple with a couple elongated worm holes

The back is mostly dark maple with much curl

The sound is very mellow which is typical of teardrop dulcimers

This is a very unique instrument both for looks and sound

Item # TDDUL1066......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1061
Mountain Dulcimer 1061 Back
Mountain Dulcimer 1068 top
Mountain Dulcimer 1068 back Mountain Dulcimer 1068 head Mountain Dulcimer 1068 tail

This entire mountain dulcimer is constructed from AMERICAN CHESTNUT rescued from a demolished school in Ashe County, NC in the late 1970s

The sound holes are a distinctive vine pattern

The sound is medium loud and rings out with a fine voice

Item # HGDUL1061......$389.00

AMERICAN CHESTNUT is the wood of choice for this dulcimer which is graced with moon and stars soundholes

This wood was reclaimed from an elementary school in Ashe Co. NC which was abandoned in the late 1970s

Sweet is the sound of this dulcimer

It is on the mellow side, nicely balanced and just a very pleasant sound

Item # TDDUL1068......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1062
Mountain Dulcimer 1062 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1062 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1062 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1071
Mountain Dulcimer 1071 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1071 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1071 Tail

WHITE CEDAR with brown streaks (blotches) graces the sound board of this mountain dulcimer

It has a vine pattern for the sound holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is clear, balanced from top to bottom as well as across the 4 strings

This is one good sounding dulcimer

Item # HGDUL1062......$389.00

The soundboard of this teardrop shaped dulcimer is SPALTED POPLAR with f holes for the soundholes

The grain stands out with its many and variously colored streaks

This soundboard is a perfect contrast with the black walnut which comprises the rest of the instrument

The sound is a little softer than some of the other dulcimers but is very pleasant and fun to play

This is an instrument to play for personal pleasure not large audiences

Item # TDDUL1071......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1063
Mountain Dulcimer 1063 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1063 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1063 Tail

The sound board of this mountain dulcimer is BUTTERNUT (white walnut)

There may be a dozen very small worm holes gracing the top of this rich medium-brown wood

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is very pleasing not too loud or mellow just right

Item # HGDUL1063......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1073
Mountain Dulcimer 1073 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1073 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1073 Tail

The soundboard of this dulcimer is straight grained WESTERN RED CEDAR with vine patterned soundholes

The rest of the instrument is cherry

The sound is clear, rich with a nice blend of overtones and sustain

It resonates well and is a fine sounding instrument

Item # HGDUL1073......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1065
Mountain Dulcimer 1065 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1065 head Mountain Dulcimer 1065 Tail

The sound board of this mountain dulcimer is a gorgeous piece of knot-free RED CEDAR

The sound holes are the traditional f-holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is full, rich, balanced and medium loud

Item # HGDUL1065......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1074
Mountain Dulcimer 1074 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1074 head Mountain Dulcimer 1074 Tail

All woods except the back in this dulcimer are AMERICAN CHESTNUT rescued from an old elementary school in Ashe Co. NC

There are a few worm holes and a couple of nail holes reflecting the historical nature of the wood

The back is butternut which blends well with the chestnut

The sound is clear, even from top to bottom and moderately loud

This is a very attractive looking and sounding dulcimer

Item # HGDUL1074......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1075
Mountain Dulcimer 1075 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1075 head Mountain Dulcimer 1075 Tail

Pretty light to medium brown BUTTERNUT (white walnut) comprises the top, sides, fretboard and end blocks of this dulcimer

Vine patterned soundholes add a finished touch to this attractive instrument

The back is a nicely grained piece of chestnut

The sound is clear, vibrant, resonant, balanced and medium loud

Item # HGDUL1075......$389.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1078
Mountain Dulcimer 1078 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1078 head Mountain Dulcimer 1078 Tail

This Mt. Dulcimer is one of the most interestingly patterned instruments I have ever made

It is constructed entirely of AMBROSIA MAPLE (wormy maple)

Its grain is striking with streaks of browns and blues throughout

The soundholes are a moon and stars motif

The sound is pleasantly mellow, medium loud and evenly balanced from top to bottom

Item # HGDUL1078......$389.00

 

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