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 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......$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 1057
Mountain Dulcimer 1057 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1057 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1057 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1093 top
Mountain Dulcimer 1093 back Mountain Dulcimer 1093 head Mountain Dulcimer 1093 tail

The soundboard of this mountain dulcimer is a piece of MAHOGANY that is almost the same color of the cherry that makes up the rest of the instrument

The sound holes are a distinctive vine motif

The sound is sweet, somewhat mellow with some overtones and sustain

Item # HGDUL1057......$445.00

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......$445.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1107
Mountain Dulcimer 1107 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1107 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1107 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1098 top
Mountain Dulcimer 1098 back Mountain Dulcimer 1098 head Mountain Dulcimer 1098 tail

This entire hourglass mountain dulcimer is CHERRY

It has interesting moon and stars sound holes

The sound is melodic and responsive and balanced

Item # HGDUL1107......$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 1104
Mountain Dulcimer 1104 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1104 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1104 Tail

The soundboard of this mountain dulcimer is WESTERN RED CEDAR

It has vine patterned sound holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is warm, clear and sweet

Item # HGDUL1104......$445.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1110
Mountain Dulcimer 1110 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1110 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1110 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

Mountain Dulcimer 1111
Mountain Dulcimer 1111 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1111 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1111 Tail

The soundboard on this mountain dulcimer instrument is a perfectly clear piece of RED CEDAR with vine sound holes

The rest of the dulcimer is black walnut

The sound is even, balanced and pleasing, to go along with its good looks

Item # HGDUL1111......$445.00

 

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