Hammered Dulcimer Stands
I offer two methods of supporting your instrument, two different wooden adjustable stands ($125 and $225) and the Dusty Strings Tri-Stander support system ($315). I also recommend you check out the Music Stands.These music holders will work with any of the stands below.
Finished Adjustable Stand - $225


Relatively light weight for an adjustable stand, these finished hammered dulcimer stands function well for those of you who can't stand to screw brackets to the back of your instrument which you have to do if you want the Tri-Stander. This stand also takes up less real estate on stage if that is an issue.These Finished stands are fully adjustable for either sit down or stand up play. You can also adjust the angle of play.



Stands are available in finished Walnut, Cherry and Maple (see photo below).
For increased stability, the included Stabilizing Bar gives you added security, especially in crowded environments where your instrument might get bumped. If you need to reposition your stand, the Stabilizing Bar makes it simple to do with the dulcimer on the stand, without fear of the legs widening or closing.

The height in the down position is 22 1/2" in front and 29" iin back. In the fully upright position the front is 33 1/2" off the ground and 42" in the back. Weight of stand is around 10 lbs.

All Stands are $225 and include the stabilizing bar. ($35-$40 Shipping)

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Note: Right now there are only Cherry stands available. (2014)

Unfinished Ash Adjustable Stand - $125 shipping $15 (Currently unavailable)
For those of you trying to save money, I offer unfinished Ash (blonde) stands that are fully adjustable for either sit down or stand up play. You can also adjust the angle of play. Extends to 46" high in the back and 33 1/2" maximum height in the front. The lowest height is 28" in the back and 22 1/2" in the front. The distance from the upright post to the back of the V is 23". The hinged base pieces you would assemble with ribbed dowels which don't have to be glued. Assembly instructions and all hardware are included. Photo shows base with pieces assembled as well as front and back uprights and the two cross instrument support pieces. The finished stand weighs 10 lbs.

Note: If this stand is ordered at the same time as an instrument, it can be shipped in the same box which saves you shipping.

Dusty Strings Tri-Stander - $315 (Dusty Strings Owner's Sheet)

This professional quality system is fully adjustable, extremely portable, and securely holds your dulcimer in any playing situation. Telescoping black aluminum legs (adjustable in length from 15" to 47") thread into three black-finished cast-aluminum brackets which can be screwed to the back of any hammered dulcimer. Adjust the legs individually to change the tilt or level of the instrument and you are guaranteed a comfortable and secure stance, even on non-level surfaces. Brackets project 1.75" from the back of the instrument. System weighs approx. 3 lbs. and comes with screws and easy mounting instructions. The legs can be carried in the pocket of your case or you can order custom cases from other suppliers whoe can build areas of the case dedicated to carrying the legs.

Excellent support for larger instruments and perfect for instruments with dampers. You can install the brackets yourself if you able to drill pilot holes and turn a screw driver.

$315
$12 shipping

Just the 3 brackets are $127. Just the 3 legs $205

Music Stands for Tri-standers

Above photo shows attached brackets.
Dusty Strings FlatStanderŠ - $315
For those who want their dulcimer to be flat when they are playing, the FlatStander Support System is the answer. Based on the very popular TriStander system, it accommodates the growing number of performers who find it either more comfortable or more "showy" to have the dulcimer parallel to the floor. It can even be set to tilt the dulcimer slightly forward, which gives the audience a great view of the action.

The FlatStander system weighs approximately 3 lbs. and comes with screws and easy mounting instructions. If you are switching over from the TriStander, you can order just the FlatStander brackets, which can be installed using the same screw holes. The legs are the same for both systems.