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What are dulcimers worth?

What are dulcimers worth?

about $700 to about $4,500
As a quick overview, our harps range in price from under $1,000 up to around $7,000. Our dulcimers range from about $700 to about $4,500. To view, download or print a price list, click the links below. Prices can also be found on our harp and hammered dulcimer model and accessory pages.

What is the best wood for a dulcimer?

Western red cedar is the most widely used of the cedars for dulcimer soundboards. The wood is softer and lighter than spruce but is less affected by changes in humidity. The sound properties of western red cedar are notable for very clear highs, excellent balance throughout the tonal range and a warm tone.

How much do hammer dulcimers cost?

How much do hammered dulcimers cost? We make our dulcimers in a wide range of prices – from about $700 up to around $4,300. The main factors that affect the price are the materials (solid wood vs. laminated wood), the size/range, and the complexity of the design.

What makes a good dulcimer?

The best mountain dulcimers on the market are made from solid wood. The type of wood a dulcimer is made from is another thing you should check before making a purchase. Most dulcimers on the market are made from hardwood like walnut, poplar, cherry, and sassafras or soft wood like cedar or spruce.

Where are McSpadden dulcimers made?

Mountain View, Arkansas
The experience we have gained gives us the confidence to offer you a high-quality dulcimer at an affordable price, covered by a guarantee you can count on. All mountain dulcimers we sell are made at The Dulcimer Shoppe, in Mountain View, Arkansas.

How do I choose a mountain dulcimer?

Finding and buying a mountain dulcimer is a matter of looking and listening carefully: ask around, listen to various players. Look for a solid wood instrument; ask about its finish, request geared tuners, check its action, and sight down the top of the fingerboard to make sure its dead flat.

Is hammered dulcimer hard to learn?

Absolutely! Hammered dulcimer is one of the most satisfying instruments to learn because it’s easy to make a pleasant sound right from the beginning. You can start at any age, and you can have fun with it even if you don’t know any music theory and have never played an instrument before.

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