STANDARD STEEL STRING DULCIMERS
Many thanks to Aaron O'Rourke for generously offering to record sound files of my steel string dulcimers. He has provided one each of strumming, flat picking and finger picking to give an impression of how the instrument responds to the various styles.
Innovative mountain dulcimers for the professional and serious amateur musician
Mountain dulcimers have had steel strings since the originators of the instrument pulled a few wires out of a screen to be able to express themselves in a new and unique way. My instruments attempt to honor that tradition, while giving the dulcimer a rebirth through innovation and modern manufacturing methods. As described below, the design is full of elements that are unique to my instruments. They are designed to improve the longevity of the instrument while also improving tone and volume. Among the unique features of the current production dulcimer are: