Tuning and String Gauge Charts
Each model's title below is linked to a printable PDF which includes the tuning scheme and string gauges. You need this information for tuning and when ordering 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. Only order a complete set if you plan on replacing all your strings. If you need just a few strings, click here.
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.