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Mahogany models available 2-3 months from etsy
Each of these Instruments are constructed in the same way as a fine mandolin with internal linings and A-style bracing.
I pride myself on my hand carved neck the that have the profile of a violin, feel of a guitar with tone beyond the size of the instrument.
These instruments are simply called Stick Dulcimers as its a copyright/trademark free Generic name that anyone can use that can be used to group together an array of different makers instruments that follow the same fingerboard and tunings. with no brand issues.
New model, 580mm (22.8") scale in D or G tuning
easier to play!
optional pearl position markers (no extra charge on
My standard scale length is 580mm (22.8") for D(or G :
Model 1M (2-3 months wait)Basic unbound model all Mahogany, top back and sides and neck, dark Chacote Preto fingerboard £400
Model 1P (2-3 months wait)Basic unbound model Primavera, top back and sides, Cherry neck, dark Chacote Preto fingerboard £450
Model 2A Apple wood model, back and sides and Top with Cherry neck, dark Chacote Preto fingerboard £550
Model 2MG Mango wood model, back and sides Spruce bound top and Cherry neck, dark Chacote Preto fingerboard £600
Model 3FM Spruce topped, top bound figured Maple model, incl hard case spruce top bound £650
Model 3SB Spruce topped, top bound figured Maple model, sunburst finish, incl hard case spruce top bound £650
Model 4 Custom Bound Spruce topped, Figured Maple/Rosewood Stick Dulcimer with hard case £650
Extras: Electric K&K pickup and custom brass jack socket tailpiece £100
Stick Dulcimer rectangular Hard Case for model 1 £75, rounded edge £100
(These cases are made to measure and only available with Commissioned instruments )
Longer scale length 650mm D, A tuning available to order
Delivery/Shipping USA/Worldwide £50
Custom tonewood, incl African Olive, Ebony, Ziracote, and others £POA
Other wood choices are available.
The electric acoustic option now has a K&K pickup inside
Small numbers made each year, email if you are interested in commissioning one!
Custom made Brass tailpieces now standard
Custom Primavera wood
Custom Mango wood
Custom baritone model in Cherry
Owen has been playing one of my stick Dulcimers since the spring of 2003, probably the most travelled Dulcimer I have made!
He has a MYSPACE.com site which has tune samples of the famous
"Frog Song" You can access ithere:
"The first interval of the night was upon us. Yes, we had two intervals tonight. Then it was the open mic spot, which tonight was filled by the wonderfully named Owen Niblock. Owen came on stage carrying a very odd instrument, which after much research I have discovered is called a dulcimer. Owen performed a song about frog skimming and told us some laidback anecdotes. Truth be told, it wasn't particularly amusing but the dulcimer kept us entertained, if only as most people were wondering what on earth it was."
Owens instrument in its case (It has a pau rosa fingerboard BTW)
Old pictures from 2003-2005