Hammered Dulcimer String sets

Tuning and String Gauge Charts

The list of my dulcimers  below is linked to a printable PDFs.  Just click on the model. You need this information when ordering any individual strings. You should make extra copies and place them in a safe place. The price to the right of each string gauge chart is what it would cost you for a complete set.  All strings come with loop ends.  

Add $8 for shipping of any set.

Restringing your dulcimer

If you want me to completely restring your dulcimer, the cost would be:
 

  • Small Hammered Dulcimers (12/11, 15/14, 16/15s) add $65 labor, $10 for new acetal, and return shipping to the actual cost of the strings. 
     

  • Large dulcimers (3/16/18/9, LCs, 4/19/21/9s) add $95 labor, $10 for new acetal and the return shipping to the actual cost of the strings.
     

Restringing labor includes removing all old strings, cleaning the instrument, adjusting tuning pin heights, replacing acetal rod, restringing, tuning and resetting the intonation. Any additional repairs not covered by my warranty will entail extra expense. I'd give you an estimate before any additional repairs are undertaken.
 

If you want to do it yourself, you'll save some $ but it will take some time.   You'll find instructions here.

   78 Steel,10 PB,14 Wound with either 1" or 7/8" string spacing

   50 Steel, 10 PB, 24 Wound with 1" or 7/8" string spacing

   68 Steel, 6 PB with 1" or 7/8" string spacing

   68 Steel, 6 PB with 1" or 7/8" string spacing

   64 Steel, 10 PB, 28 Wound with 7/8" string spacing 

   75 Steel, 16 PB, 16 Wound with 1" string spacing 

   75 Steel, 16 PB, 16 Wound with 1" string spacing 

   54 Steel, 10 PB, 28 Wound with 7/8" or 1" string spacing 

   50 Steel, 10 PB, 24 Wound with 1" string spacing 

   50 Steel, 10 PB, 24 Wound  with 7/8" string spacing

​   54 Steel, 12 PB, 8 Wound  with 7/8" string spacing

​   46 Steel, 12 PB, 4 Wound  with 7/8" or 1" string spacing

   42 Steel, 12 PB, 4 Wound with 1" string spacing

   42 Steel, 12 PB, 4 Wound with 7/8" string spacing

   42 Steel, 4 PB with 1" string spacing

   42 Steel, 4 PB with 7/8" string spacing

   52 Steel, 4 PB with 7/8" string spacing

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James Jones Instruments

1384 Coltons Mill Rd

Bedford, VA 24523-5259

540-586-6319 

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