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Play both sides of both bridges!!!

If you know anything about dulcimers you will know that usually to the right of the bass b0r0idge are a selection of random notes!! Whats all that about? I thought.

A small shift in position of the bass bridge means you can play usefull notes to the right of the bass bridge.

All my instruments are made in my workshop in Frome, Somerset They are built using European species timber from sustainable sources. They are supplied in a sturdy bespoke card box unless you have ordered a gig bag and come supplied with double-sided playing hammers, a tuning key and a handy booklet to get you started. NB. fine details may change, and I may forget to update the page. I use different inlays from time to time. If you have particular requirements etc email me.


Table Top Dulcimer Range from £ 400 More

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This is the baby of the pro range at present and is mini beauty and nicely constructed instrument. It plays in G C and D. For it's size it has a good volume, outperforming some larger instruments. The instrument has an integral carrying handle. Brass nuts (sometimes referred to as side bridges) and features Delrin bridge caps as standard although you could chose to have steel as an alternative, for a more traditional sound. The early Dulcimer of the very late Medieval and early renaissance period would have been no bigger than this. Tim's Dulcimers are unique in having a playing portion to the right of the bass bridge of notes 2 octaves higher than the left.


Harmony Dulcimer Range from £500 More

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This is the British standard size Dulcimer in the pro range. It is a beautifully designed and constructed instrument, with hand cut sound holes set inside a lovely quadrilateral rosette. It plays in G C and D and F among others. The unique soundboard design and back give this 2-1/2 octave dulcimer a full, rich handsome sound, characteristic of Tim's top quality Dulcimer design. The tone will continue to develop in clarity and depth as the instrument beds in. It has a very good volume capable of entertaining groups of people outside or in. The instrument has an integral carrying handle. Brass nuts (sometimes referred to as side bridges) and features Delrin bridge caps as standard although you could chose to have steel as an alternative, for a more traditional sound. Tim's Dulcimers are unique in having a playing portion to the right of the bass bridge of notes 2 octaves higher than the left.


Maestro Range from £750 More

Large hammer dulcimer viewed slightly skewed

The Maestro Classic looks very similar to this but without the edge felt. Other details cannot really be seen in this shot.

This is larger than British standard. It is a beautifully designed and constructed instrument, with hand cut sound holes set inside a lovely quadrilateral rosette. It plays in G C and D and F among others. The unique and large soundboard design and back give this 3 + octave dulcimer a full, rich handsome sound, characteristic of Tim's top quality Dulcimer design. The tone will continue to develop in clarity and depth as the instrument beds in. It has a very good volume capable of entertaining groups of people outside or in. The instrument has an integral carrying handle. Brass nuts (sometimes referred to as side bridges) and features Delrin bridge caps as standard although you could chose to have steel as an alternative, for a more traditional sound. Tim's Dulcimers are unique in having a playing portion to the right of the bass bridge of notes 2 octaves higher than the left.


Virtuoso Range 15 +15 +8 from £900 MoreLarge dulcimer overhead view

The Virtuoso is slightly larger than a Maestro 15+15 and adds a set of wound low bass strings. The top few courses have three strings per course. The bass strings extend the range a further octave below and are playable either on the left or right. Wait period about 8 weeks.


Virtuoso 'Special' Pro Dulcimer 15 +15 +8 £1250

Very nice looking dulcimer with brass escutions

The 'Special' Virtuoso matches the non special for size, but has very attractive quilted maple for the rails, brass escutions and a solid brass sound hole rosette. Looks very 'special' !! Wait period 3 months.


DulCimbalom - 30 pairs of strings £1300

Large photo of Trapezoidal instrument

The Cimbalom is a chromatic instrument and is worth considering instead of a chromatic Dulcimer. Particularly so if you would like to play eastern European music. The tuning layout is quite different from a Dulcimer. Dulcimers in the past never chromatic instruments. So a chromatic Dulcimers would be a hybrid instrument. The instrument has 8 pairs of copper wound bass strings forming part of the lower register. The traditional cimbalom tuning layout has been employed with a slight modification. The instrument has 3 main bridges and three smaller bridges.


Belarussian Cimbaly £1300

Belarussian Cimbaly

This versitile instrument is avaliable through a combined wait list and saving scheme. Sign up for the Pay Pal automated payment scheme and you can pay £50 per week for 26 weeks for the instrument. As soon as you sign up, your instrument will be on the construction list, at the end of the period (providing you complete) you will own the instrument and we can arrange pick-up or delivery, which is not included in the price.

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Dulcimer Hammers

Very nicely balanced light weight (fast) Dulcimer hammers made from english hardwood with contrasting grips. If you have any special requests email me I may be able to accommodate you.

Double sided piano - forte £22.50 per pair including delivery

 

Hard Faced single sided- £19 per pair including delivery

 


Sitting Scissors Stand - Standing Scissors Stand - £75

High quality Dulcimer stand manufactured from Douglas Fir. NB. My new stands hav a slightly different layout to this. Note colour of tape may vary.

A compact wooden stand for holding a dulcimer

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Hammered Dulcimer gig bag £ 80

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Spare Tuning Keys £6.50

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Spare strings set £20 +£2.50 Delivery

7 Meters each of gauge 5, 6, 7, 8.

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