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Traditional heart shape

Fret Board
noted 11/2 frett added


Head Piece
Mini Schaller or mini Grover tuners are mounted on a flat head piece.


Nut and Bridge
Deer antler is shaped into both the nut and the bridge. Each are slotted for three or four string set up.

Strap Buttons
Buttons are fixed at each end of the instrument.

End pins are for loop end strings only.




Set up begins on a string length of 24 1/2" and string guages of .010/two melody, .016/middle or treble, .026wound/bass. These guages suit many contemporary dulcimer tunings. To accommodate players who wish to change string guages for personal styles of playing and tunings, I have made the bridge movable to allow settings in intonation to be adjusted.



Price $ 500.00

This is one of the instruments I build. I take great pride in the handcrafted workmanship of each insrtument. I strive to make each instrument as similar to the next to insure the quality of sound in tone and volume. This instrument reflects my deep appreciation for the folklore of the dulcimer and is built with the earthy feel I have come to value from my travels throughout Appalachia. Coupled with my contemporary styling it offers a fine instrument to the dulcimer world.


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