Appalachian Dulcimers

The hourglass dulcimer above has a Cedar soundboard, Cherry back and sides and Wenge fingerboard

Thanks for your interest in my Appalachian Dulcimers. Through many years experience I've developed designs I feel are beautiful to look at, a pleasure to play, and a joy to listen to.

Dulcimer Sound Sample - James Jones
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Features:
  • All solid wood construction

  • Quality geared guitar tuners

  • 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 frets added

  • Dimensions are 33 1/2" long, 7 1/2" wide and 2" thick

  • A channelled fingerboard

  • 26.8" scale length 

  • 4 strings with a paired melody course

  • 0 fret for low comfortable playing action

  • Ebony nut and saddle

  • Pearl position markers 

  • Satin Gel Poly Finish

  • 5 Year warranty

I use a zero fret which guarantees nice low playing action; easy on your fingers.

Options:
  • SHAPE: Teardrop or Hourglass
     

  • SOUNDBOARD: Cedar, Redwood, Spruce, Mahogany, Cherry or Walnut (Other woods on request),
     

  • BACK, SIDES AND PEGHEAD: Walnut, Cherry or Mahogany are my standard (Other woods on request),
     

  • SOUNDHOLES: Fancy heart design is standard
     

  • My own design adds $75 to the base price.
     

  • TUNERS: Geared guitar tuners and the guitar like head are standard.
     

  • CHROMATIC FRETS: I can insert missing frets and turn the dulcimer into a chromatic instrument.
     

  • INTERNAL PIEZO PICKUP

Hitch pins and bridge area showing pickup option

Guitar tuners with guitar like peghead

Chromatic Hourglass Appalachian Dulcimer with Redwood sound board, Mahogany back and sides with Wenge fingerboard

PRICES
  • Teardrop or Hourglass..............$650

  • My sound hole design......Adds $75

  • Chromatic frets................Adds $125


​If I use Curly, Birdseye Maple or an exotic wood for the back and sides, it will add $150 to the base price
 

Accessories
  • Brown Soft case with pocket .... $45 + $14 shipping

  • Hard Case..................................$115 + $20

  • Set of Strings.................................$5

  • Electronic Tuner .........................$20

  • Internal Piezo Pickup...................$75

 

James Jones Instruments

1384 Coltons Mill Rd

Bedford, VA 24523-5259

540-586-6319 

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