I offer three methods of supporting your instrument, two different sizes of the very portable and light scissors stands, a finished or unfinished wooden adjustable stand and the Dusty Strings Tri-Stander or Flat-Stander support system. I also recommend you check out the Music Stands. These music holders will work with all my stands.
Finished Adjustable Stands (Choice of Walnut or Cherry)
Cherry - $285 Walnut - $310 Shipping $40 - $55
Play standing up, or seated, or any height and angle in-between. These are the simplest, quickest to adjust and most stable adjustable stand on the market. In the sit down position, the back is 24" while the front is 20 1/2". In the standing position, maximum height at the back is 42 1/2"; 36" in the front. The weight is 10 lbs. I've adapted this stand for use with a wheelchair (see below).
Unfinished Adjustable Stand
$180 Shipping $40 - $55
Play standing up, or seated, or any height and angle in-between. Anyone up to about 6' 2" should be very comfortable with this elegantly designed stand. Made from solid Poplar, the stand will be shipped unfinished, ready for you to stain and finish. These are the simplest, quickest to adjust and most stable adjustable stand on the market. In the sit down position, the back is 24" while the front is 20 1/2". In the standing position, maximum height at the back is 42 1/2"; 36" in the front. The weight is only 8 lbs
Finished Adjustable Stand for a WheelChair (Choice of Walnut or Cherry)
Cherry - $360 Walnut - $385 Shipping $40 - $55
I have adapted my standard adjustable stand to accomodate players who are confined to a wheel chair In the sit down position, the back is 24" while the front is 20 1/2". In the standing position, maximum height at the back is 42 1/2"; 36" in the front. The two back pieces spread the width by 18" The weight is 12 lbs
These inexpensive stands are suitable for my smaller dulcimers; up to a 16/15 with 1" string spacing. They are made of unfinished poplar, There are four versions of this style of stand. Please specify which one you'd like.
Low Stand-Up (4’6″ – 5’3″)
Medium Stand-Up (5’3″ – 5’10”)
Tall Stand-Up (5’10” – 6’3″)
Collapsed the Sit-Down stand is 35 1/2", the Low 38", the Medium 41", while the Tall is 41 1/2"
The major drawbacks to these stands are they aren't adjustable and they don't provide the same level of stability as the fully adjustable stands. Their advantages is they are light, portable and inexpensive.
Dusty Strings Tri or Flat-Stander
$385 - $15 shipping
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 wooden brackets which can be screwed to the back of any hammered dulcimer. If you like a greater angle, you will insert the included plastic wedges between the dulcimer and the wooden brackets. 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 3/4" 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 who can build areas of the case dedicated to carrying the legs.
For those who want their dulcimer to be flatter when they are playing, the Flat-Stander Support System is the answer. Based on the very popular Tri-Stander system, it accommodates the growing number of performers who find it either more comfortable or more "showy" to have the dulcimer closer to 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. If you are switching over from the Tri-Stander, you can order just the Flat-Stander brackets, which can be installed using the same screw holes. The legs are the same for both systems. The brackets themselves are of wood. Brackets project about 3/4" from the back of the instrument.
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.
Just the 3 brackets are $165. Just the 3 legs $220
Tri Stander bracket
Flat-Stander brackets. They are of wood.
New Flip Action latch