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 1050 Top
Mountain Dulcimer 1050 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1050 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1050 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 isn’t

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 mountain dulcimer has a two-toned RED CEDAR soundboard marked by creamy white streaks merged with the red cedar

The rest of the instrument is black walnut. The color of the black walnut on the right sides of the tail and head pieces are a lighter shade black walnut

The sound holes are f-holes

The sound is typical of teardrop-shaped dulcimer being more mellow and deeper sounding than the hourglass models

Item # TDDUL1050......$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 1053
Mountain Dulcimer 1053 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1053 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1053 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1051
Mountain Dulcimer 1051 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1051 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1051 Tail

The soundboard of this mountain dulcimer is straight-grained BIRCH with 2 butterflies and 2 f-holes for the sound holes

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is very pleasant with a pronounced bass making for a more mellow sound

Item # HGDUL1053......$375.00

The soundboard of this teardrop shaped mountain dulcimer is a beautifully grained piece of AMBROSIA (wormy) MAPLE

The sound holes are a moon and stars pattern

The rest of the instrument is black walnut

The sound is very strong, ringing out with its mellow tone. A very nice sound indeed

Item # TDDUL1051......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1054
Mountain Dulcimer 1054 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1054 Head
Mountain Dulcimer 1007
Mountain Dulcimer 1007 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1007 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1007 Tail

I like CHESTNUT so much that I made the entire mountain dulcimer out of it

There are some characteristic wormy holes and some nail holes left in after the wood was salvaged from a torn down school in Ashe County, NC in the late 1970’s

The sound holes are a unique moon and stars pattern

The sound is medium loud as well as being clear and balanced

Item # HGDUL1054......$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 1056
Mountain Dulcimer 1056 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1056 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1056 Tail
Mountain Dulcimer 1041
Mountain Dulcimer 1041 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1041 Head Mountain Dulcimer 1041 Tail

The soundboard on this mountain dulcimer is pretty much straight-grained and light to medium tan-brown SASSAFRAS

The sides and back are black walnut

The sound holes are a vine motif

The sound is very clear, balanced and warm

Item # HGDUL1056......$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 1052
Mountain Dulcimer 1052 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1052 head Mountain Dulcimer 1052 Tail

This entire mountain dulcimer is constructed of BLACK WALNUT

It is graced with 2 vine sound holes

There is a knot underneath the fret board at the 8th fret and it extends out from the fret board about ˝ inch causing no problem whatsoever

The sound is loud, clear with some sustain making for a nice sounding dulcimer

Item # HGDUL1052......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1057
Mountain Dulcimer 1057 Back Mountain Dulcimer 1057 head Mountain Dulcimer 1057 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......$375.00

Mountain Dulcimer 1055
Mountain Dulcimer 1055 Back

CHERRY is the wood of choice for this whole mountain dulcimer

It has moon and stars for sound holes

The sound is typical of cherry dulcimers, clear, crisp and medium loud

Item # HGDUL1055......$375.00

 

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