Our First Historical Hummle

This model is a playable historical replica with a carved top and back, rosewood tuner knobs and a wide, white back-stripe.  It is strung like a 6-string dulcimer over the fingerboard with 7 additional strings flying unstopped over the outboard side of the body in a do-re-mi scale. US$600. It is my intention to make a simplified flat-backed model using modern dulcimer construction methods and...
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Our First Eppinette

An Epinette de Voge, our first and only such model.  It is the closest French ancestor to the American Mountain Dulcimer and truly demonstrates what is meant by “fretted zither” the family of instruments to which all dulcimers and their ancestors belong.  US$175
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Wildwood Flower Hourglass Dulcimer

We do not build many hourglass-shaped model (even though that is the most traditional shape) because they simply don’t sound as good as the teardrop shape, unless the relative sizes of the lower and upper bouts are kept in the sort of relationship seen on this instrument. I believe this model had a mahogany back, sides and stock, a sitka spruce top and a white oak fingerboard.  The edges...
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Custom Dulcimer with Daisy Motif

    Custom Daisy motif, collection of Julie Langendoerf.  US$275
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Custom Harp Dulcimer

   I have made a number of instruments for esoteric Western lodges.  This one, humorously called a “harpulcimer” is strung like an ordinary dulcimer over the frets and has a 7-note ascending harp scale of unstopped strings and is a semi-hollow body electric/acoustic.  US$400
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An Offset Dulcimer (for upright players)

  Did you know there are at least 3 positions for playing a Mountain Dulcimer?  Did you know that they suffer no particular standardization at all (unlike the guitar with it’s set number of  strings, frets and almost universal EADGBE tuning)? For players who like to use the upright position and wrap their left hand (presumably) around the neck to fret it like a guitar, we have this...
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