Tsimbls

Updated: Apr 7, 2018

Although I don’t sell a lot of them, I offer another version of the hammered dulcimer, the tsimbl. This fully chromatic instrument is a close relative to the full sized cimbalom. The layout is quite different then the traditional fifth interval American version of the hammer dulcimer but seems to suite players who play more Eastern European folk and Jewish Klezmer music. I make a couple of different sizes; a small 13/12 and an 18/17, One of my most far flung sales was to Ignat Karmalito who resides in Russia.  The photo above is Ignat’s instruments.  Visit my tsimbl page for more information and tuning charts.

Here are some additional links to information on:

James Jones Instruments

1384 Coltons Mill Rd

Bedford, VA 24523-5259

540-586-6319 

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