STANDARD STEEL STRING
Note that Stephens Lutherie is not taking orders for custom dulcimers at this time. I am focusing on the development of the instrument rather than production. If this situation changes, I will update this page.
Pricing and Options
Standard or Baritone base price $1100
Optional Artec under-saddle pickup* 100
Custom shipping crate 50
Acoustic design Internal soundboard. Side or top soundholes. Bolt-on neck
Structural design Internal beam construction
Overall length 36.4"
Width at major bout 7.9"
Height of body 2.75"
Width of fretboard 1.5"
Frets 18% Nickel-silver
Dimensions of frets (H xW) .045 x .095
Number of strings 4
Fretboard radius None
Zero fret (Y/N) Y
Bevel (Y/N) N
Brand and model of tuners Grover Sta-Tite Bindings Plastic standard
Exterior body wood solid tonewood
Neck carbon reinforced Sapele
Headstock overlay Richlite
Pickups Custom Dual JJB standard
Optional pickup Artec under-saddle system
Note: Stephens Lutherie is constantly improving their instruments and reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
Since all dulcimers are built the the clients specifications, they are not returnable. We recommend that you play a Stephens Lutherie Steel String Dulcimer prior to ordering to ensure that it will meet your requirements.
* When the Artec under-saddle is ordered, it is wired to the tip of a single stereo jack. The ring of the jack is wired to the Dual JJB pickups. These two signals can be split with a splitter cable and either signal can be plugged into whatever amplification system you choose, or both signals can be fed into a pedal like the Boss AD-10 where they can be blended and/or modified to suite.