Dulcimers

I have built 33 dulcimers.  My very first instrument I ever built was a 3 string dulcimer made from birch-ply in 2004.  Then I made them from curly maple and cedar for a while, then cherry and red pine and now I use cherry or butternut.  I have found that the larger width of this style of dulcimer seems more resonant than the hourglass style so this is what I make now.

Dulcimer #34, cherry-$150

This dulcimer is made from cherry.  The scale length is 27″ and the it is set up with four strings tuned DAdd.  I can also make dulcimers from other woods if wanted.  To see a video demonstration of two recent dulcimers I made please follow the link below:

Dulcimer #33, cherry-sold

This dulcimer was made from cherry in January 2017. The cherry came from the sawmill on the farm where I work and was cut from trees from the property. The bridge and nut are hop-hornbeam, which is a very hard wood. The scale length is 27″. The finish is Tru Oil, which builds to a … Continue reading Dulcimer #33, cherry-sold

Cherry dulcimer #31-sold

This dulcimer was made from cherry with a red pine soundboard in November 2016. The cherry and red pine came from the sawmill on the farm where I work and was cut from trees from the property. The soundboard has a couple of wormholes near the edge which may add character, you can see them … Continue reading Cherry dulcimer #31-sold

Dulcimer #30-sold

This dulcimer was made from cherry with a red pine soundboard in December 2015. The cherry on the dulcimer back is two-toned because cherry has white sapwood and red heartwood. The cherry and red pine came from the sawmill on the farm where I work and was cut from trees from the property. The nut … Continue reading Dulcimer #30-sold