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 on 3,7,and 10 frets

  • 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 included in the base price. Stewart-MacDonald Geared Dulcimer Tuners and the more traditional peghead are optional.
     

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

Hitch pins and bridge area

Guitar tuners with guitar like peghead

Stewart-MacDonald geared banjo tuners 

Chromatic Hourglass Appalachian Dulcimer with Cedar sound board, Curly Walnut back and sides with Wenge fingerboard

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

  • Stew Mac Tuners...............Adds $85

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

  • Chromatic frets................Adds $100


​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 + $12 shipping

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

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

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

 

James Jones Instruments

1384 Coltons Mill Rd

Bedford, VA 24523-5259

540-586-6319 

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