Hammered dulcimer

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Could anyone tell me where I could find a good hammered dulcimer that is not too expensive? I was at a local craft fair and there was someone there playing a dulcimer and I fell in love with the sound of it and want to learn how to play one. Any inf would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

-- R.D.Raney (mustangpony_2000@yahoo.com), April 15, 2001


dont know about buying one,, but FOXFIRE, one of the books, has good directions on making one

-- stan (sopal@net-port.com), April 15, 2001.


I was shocked to find a Dustry Springs at the local bluegrass store was 500 smackers, 4 years ago. There was a nice music place in Bar Harbor Maine on the main drag that might be of help somehow. Look for a used one.

If you have access to news.abs.net newsgroups there is a group named rec.music.makers.dulcimer.

They are fun to play and it is easy to make delightful music with one. Good luck.

-- Rick K (rick_122@hotmail.com), April 15, 2001.

You can buy a kit and build your own

-- Hendo (OR) (redgate@echoweb.net), April 16, 2001.

Hi, I found mine in Missouri, for 250.00, it is a Meadowlark 11/12. They will mail order you one for only 20.00. Want to know more? Email me! Sissy

-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (jerreleene@hotmail.com), April 16, 2001.

May 1st.... ***I play hammered dulcimer. We bought our first at a fair in Kutztown, Pa, in the summer of 88 or so. The company was out of Connecticut. Since then a fellow in NY gave me one. Then my wife and I found them in a store in Black Mountain, NC. Then I ordered one from a fellow in Texas, named Russell Cook (national champion, I might add) but we feel that his real expertise is in design and construction. If you check back later or tomorrow, and want me to, I'll find some addresses and phone numbers for you. Let me know if you're still interested. Yours truly, The Action Dude

-- Action Dude (theactiondude@yahoo.com), May 01, 2001.

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