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Stick Dulcimers
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Mahogany models available 2-3 months from etsy

custom deluxe stick DulcimerEach 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 custom instruments):
stick gdg

 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 +£50
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

tailpiece for stick dulcimer

Standard mahogany

standard mahogany(recycled wood)

close up mahogany stick dulcimerstick dulcimer neck
Custom Primavera wood

stick dulcimercased custom instrument

back of primavera wood

Custom Mango wood

mango wood stick dulcimermango woodstick dulcimerstick dulcimerCustom baritone model in Cherry

cased dulcimer

Short Scale "Dad" Custom

custom instrument in case
strap for
deluxe model
stick in maple

new zero
version with bone nut and no zero fret

maple stick

back of dulcimer


new model 2011


cased gdg instrument

maple stick

dulcimer standardOwen Niblock

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 site which has tune samples of the famous
"Frog Song"  You can access ithere:

owen niblock"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."

Quote taken from here 

     Owens instrument in its case (It has a pau rosa fingerboard BTW)

Alternative Sound samples in gdg tuning:

Steel string 1  /  Steel string 2

Nylon Strung 1Nylon Strung 2

Old pictures from 2003-2005
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