A note about my inventory. You would have to travel hundreds of miles from here to find any store that stocks more hammered dulcimers than I do or carries more variety. Although I am a very small business operating out of my home, I am able to do this because I specialize in this remarkable instrument, and I am committed to helping each person find the instrument that is just right for them.
Due to some health issues, I am closing my shop. Instruments listed on this site are my remaining inventory. Once they are gone, they’re gone…
All instruments must be picked up at my home shop in Gladstone, Missouri. The best method of contact is by phone. 816.896.8889
The Phoebe is a 16/15 dulcimer made by Chris and Melanie Foss. Top and back are baltic birch laminate. Bridges are walnut and end rails are cherry. It sells for just $449. Case adds $75. Complete package price is $574, and includes dulcimer, stand, tuning wrench, case, hammers and a beginner book. For additional information, see the builder’s web page –
Songbird Phoebe Chromatic
The Phoebe Chromatic has an extended range on the low end, and is fully chromatic for 3 full octaves. With the brown stain, it sells for $699. Case add $75. Complete package price is $824, and includes dulcimer, stand, tuning wrench, case, hammers and a beginner book. For additional information, see the builder’s web page
Master Works Bantam Weight Chromatic
I love the tonal quality and play-ability of the Bantam Weight. 16/15 fully chromatic with cherry end rails. $1599. Case adds $189.
Master Works Pioneer Package
The Pioneer Package includes, a 16/15 instrument with a solid wood top (Sapo), light weight case, sit-down x-brace stand, student hammers, electronic tuner, tuning wrench, and an Understanding and Fine Tuning Booklet. This is a newly redesigned instrument.
- Sapelli soundboard & laminated birch back
- 16 treble & 15 bass courses
- Over 3 octave range; 1 3/4 octave fully chromatic
- Harrison Rose inlays standard
- Approximately 11 1/2 to 12 lbs.
- Maple bridges standard
- Ash endrails standard
- Tapered soundboard and open bracing system similar to our finest instrument models and found only in a MasterWorks
Dusty Strings D-45 With Dampers Package
D45 Damper Package: $1835 Includes dampers installed, C45 case, double-sided oval hammers, gooseneck tuning wrench, note guide strips, owner’s manual.
The Dusty Strings instruments have a unique and beautiful tonal quality. These instruments especially carry a rich resonance in the lower bass notes that is (in my opinion) unmatched by any other builder.
- 3 octaves
- solid sapele soundboard and back
- traditional 5th-interval tuning
- 16/15 configuration
- For more information and to hear it follow the link to the manufacturer’s web page