Stephens Lutherie is the culmination of a thirty year passion of Bob Stephens to build innovative musical instruments that are a nexus of tradition and technology.

Mountain dulcimers from Stephens Lutherie are the result of a lifetime of thinking outside the box to advance product design. My goal is to build on the traditions of the past while not being limited by them. Throughout history, musical instruments have evolved to make them easier to play, alter their intonation, increase their volume, improve their durability and improve their aesthetic appeal. The mountain dulcimer is no exception and even a cursory examination of it's history reveals many such alterations.


At Stephens Lutherie, I keep the tradition of continuous improvement alive by combining innovations from other stringed instruments as well as original ideas, backed by the knowledge of a mechanical engineer to produce truly unique mountain dulcimers.