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Apple Mountain Music
10301 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 237-2048 - A folk music shop in New Mexico. McSpadden mountain dulcimers, Masterworks and Dusty Strings hammered dulcimers, and psalteries,folk harps, etc. Apple Mountain has classes ,workshops, concerts, and a monthly dulcimer club and harp circle

Ardie's Handcrafted Hammered Dulcimers
1504 Frontier Drive
Arlington, Texas 76012
817/907-1949 - Texas dulcimer builder with a nice website Ardie also has a book out on building a hammered dulcimer.

Bob Bedard
6466-A, E. 574th Road
Catoosa, OK, 74015   
918-266-0353 - Maker of some really fine dulcimer hammers. Check out the website.

Blue Ridge Pickin' Parlor
17828 Chatsworth St. @ Zelzah
Granada Hills, CA 91344
818/282 9001 - Primarily Bluegrass, banjos and guitars, etc. plus books.

Boulder Early Music Shop
280 Seventh Ave (at the corner of Main Street)
Ouray, CO 81427
(970) 325-4154 or (800) 499-1301 Fax (970) 325-4185 or e mail: info@bems.com - insturments, music books and scores for recorder, lute, guitar, hammered dulcimer, wooden and plastic recorders, viols and more.

Boulding, Philip and Pam - see Magical Strings

Bonnie Carol
Bristlecone Music

15 Sherwood Road
Nederland CO 80466
303/258 7763 - Dulcimers, recordings and performances by Bonnie Carol - lessons out near the Great Divide, and music and whitewater rafting tours. Plus the recording by the all woman group, the "Motherfolkers" E-mail to: Bonnie@BonnieCarol.com

Colorado Case Company
2629 Redwing Road, Suite 370
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(800) 340-0809 Phone local or worldwide (970) 226-1048 - Fax (970) 266-1905 - Makers of padded, well insulated, weather tight soft cases and case covers for mountain dulcimers and hammered dulcimers, as well as other acoustic instruments.

David's Dulcimers
654 Acorn Lane
Bennington OK 74723
(580) 847-2822 - Hammered Dulcimers by David Lindsey, plus accessories, recordings, etc. David's "Concert Grand " model is a 15/15 with three strings per course and a three octave range, measuring 55 x 22 x 4 (inches); and it includes a protective lid. Bill Spence, recently featured in Dulcimer Players News, plays a Grand. David also makes two other models, the "baby grand" and the "spinet."

The Dulcimer Factory
155 E. Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
210/997-6704 Fax 210/997-8752 HDs and MDs, accessories.

The Dulcimer Shop
444 West 4th Street
Box 1005
Capitan NM 88316-1005
505-354-2086 - Mountain dulcimers in New Mexico.

Dusty Strings
3406 Fremont Ave North
Seattle WA 98103
206-634-1662 - fax: 206-634-0234 - primarily (and in the hammered dulcimer trade, very well) known for their instruments.

Fiddlers Crossing
at Mountain Music
206 East F Street
Tehachapi, CA  93561
(661) 823-9994     1-888-722-9994       Fax: (661) 823-9077 - Carries a very large selection of Celtic Music Books for - primarily fiddle - and also for various instruments (including "keyed dulcimer" - the pianoforte, including many that are hard to find and facsimile copies of many that have been out of print for a century or so. Also carries recordings, including many hard to find Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton music recordings.

Fifth String
930 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816
916/442-8282 - Bluegrass instruments, featuring Martin guitars and mandolins, Dobro guitars, etc.

Fishbite Recordings
P.O.Box 290632
San Francisco, CA 94128
(415) 994-1622 - has a mail order recording catalog. Check out Glenn Morgan's hammered dulcimer albums

Folk Mote Music
1034 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-0830 Fax: (805) 962-2841 - Specializes in harps, but has other instruments, including HDs, as well.

Folk Music Center & Museum
20 Yale Avenue
Claremont CA 91711
(909) 624-2928 - Wide variety of instruments, including Dulcimers, Didgeridoos, Dumbeks, Djembes, and Drums...and that's just the Ds.

Folk of the Wood
PO Box 200
Ruidoso, NM 88355
505-257-2393 fax: 505-257-3090 - Email folkwood@zianet.com - Mickey Cochran's Folk of the Wood carries acoutic instruments. The large Folk of the Wood site has on-line music lessons, tips and techniques, etc. on a variety of acoustic instruments, among other features. Well worth a visit.

Gryphon Stringed Instruments
211 Lambert Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
415-493-2131 - I think of Gryphon as more of a guitar and banjo shop, but they have been reported to deal in dulcimers at times.

Guitar Gallery of Houston
1401 Richmond Ave.
Houston TX 77006
713/528-5666 or 800-439-8525 - Various acoustic instruments, including dulcimers. e-mail: guitar@neosoft.com

Gypsy Wagon Celtic & More Store
143 Harvard SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505)262-GAEL - Jean and Dan McDermott at Gypsy Wagon carry new and used hammered dulcimers, harps, fiddles, mandolins, guitars, pennywhistles and more. Gypsy Wagon has lessons on many instruments and has rental fiddles, hammered dulcimers, and mandolins available. There is also a jam and coffeehouse on Wednesdays.

House of Strings
3411 Ray Street
San Diego CA 92104
(619) 280-9035

Bob Kamen
16411 El Camino Real #1
Houston, TX 77062 - Sells used acoustic instruments and new Hudson Hammered Dulcimers.

Klamath Folk Sounds
4246 Bristol Ave
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
(541)851-8452 - Carries both mountain and hammered dulcimers.

Ron Konzak - Dulcifusion
12580 Vista Drive NE
Bainbridge Island WA 98110
206/842-4916 - Not exactly hammered dulcimers, but "HD-like" instruments with metal chimes or wood marimba bars instead of strings.

Lark In The Morning
PO Box 1176
Medocino CA 95460
(707) 964 5569 Fax (707) 964 1979 and
South Arcade, at 1st Avenue & Union, Seattle WA
206 623 3440
Lots of interesting instruments from around the world, including dulcimers. You need the Lark catalog.

Linda Lowe Thompson Dulcimer Books
Linda Lowe Thompson
309 Pennsylvania
Denton TX 76205
940-387-4001 - The very well known Hammered Dulcimer Tunebook and more.

Luthiers Mercantile International
POB 774 - 402 Moore Lane
Healdsburg, Calif. 95448 USA
1-800-477-4437 / 707-433-1823 Fax: 707-433-8802 - Slogan is "Complete Supplies for the Stringed Instrument Maker" - woods, fingerboards, plans, links, etc. Check LMI about exotic woods.

Magical Strings
P.O. Box 4086
Seattle WA 98104
253/857-3716 - Dulcimer and harp duo Phil and Pam Boulding also building dulcimers and harps, perform, record and offer group lessons at the "School of Magical Strings".

Master Works - Wood N' Strings
1801 Peyco Dr. S.
Arlington TX 76001
817/472-6991 or 1 888 PLAY A HD - Fax: 817/472-7704 The home of Master Works hammered dulcimers, and recordings and books by Russell Cook. Also sells a variety of cases for HDs.

McCabe's Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica CA90405
310/828-4497 Fax 310/453-4962
- Dulcimers, both hammered and fretted, guitars, psalterys, fiddles, banjos, etc. Also well known for concerts

Melody's Traditional Music and Harp Shoppe
9410 FM 1960 W
Houston, TX 77070
281-890-4500 Fax: 281-890-5916 Order line: 800-893-4277 - Hammered and mountain dulcimers, harps, and other acoustic instruments, has mail order catalog and nice web site. Email info@melodystraditionalmusic.com

Morgan, Glenn - See Fishbite

New Traditions Dulcimer and Wood Works
312 W. Miner.
Yreka, CA. 96097
Phone: 530-842-6140 Dan Daniels has been building Appalachian Dulcimers and other wood items, including noters and stands since 1982.  Dan is an Appalachian Dulcimer builder, performer, writer, recording artist, teacher, workshop leader, working in the shadow of Mt. Shasta in Northern California.

Oldtime Music Co.
PO Box 9-2294
Anchorage AK 99509
(907)561-6862 - Marge Ford also has large accordian selection.

Olympia Dulcimer Company
P.O. Box 7593
Olympia WA 98507
(360)-357-6523- Not a hammered dulcimer dealer, and not a traditional appalachian dulcimer either, this is the home of the Walkabout Dulcimer, which looks a little like an Irish bouzouki in profile, but is fretted like a mountain dulcimer. Kevin Jones has an impressive customer list, including Cyndi Lauper, John Fogerty, Alan Woody and others. Well worth checking out, even if you are a traditionalist and a hammered person.

Owl Mountain Music
Steve Eulberg
1281 E. Magnolia, Unit D #188
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970 - 222 8358 - Books, recordings and lessons on both lap and hammered. Steve Eulberg has a set of materials for using dulcimer in church services. Check out the website at http://www.owlmountainmusic.com/

Piper Music
120 N. Commercial
Bellingham WA 98225
360/738-7166 - Folk music stores, with things for dulcimers, books, etc.

Lucille Reilly
The Dulcimer Lady®
P.O. Box 7338
Denver CO  - 80207-0338 - The Dulcimer Lady®, hammered dulcimer performer, teacher and author of, among other things "Striking Out and Winning". Her books are available from Elderly Instruments and other stores on this list.

Sheet Music Plus
In Cyberspace, and physically in California. A massive on-line sheet music store for all kinds of sheet music and books, including dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, guitar, piano. Instruction books as well as tunes, and from rare Playford facsimile copies to pop. Some titles are discounted. Collection is so large that there is a web search engine. Also has music software, the largest collection of guitar strings I have seen, and other stuff.

Sweet Sounds Dulcimer House
11129 US Hwy 90 West
Beaumont, TX 77713
409/866-0848 - Barry and Linda Evans at Sweet Sounds Dulcimer House carry MasterWorks, Hudson and Lost Valley Hammer Dulcimers, McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers, tuners, tuner pickups, cordura cases for mountain dulcimers, hammer and mountain dulcimer jewelry in wood and silver, many more accessories and a large assortment of books, tapes and CD's.

Timbreline Music
c/o Mitch Pingel
275 Main St
Broomfield CO 80020-2330
303/469-9417
fax 303/469-2454 Hand made hammered dulcimers and autoharps. Alternate contact is Randy Barnes, PO Box 1523, Buena Vista CO 81211, 719-395-6704 Check the website for photos and descriptions of instruments.

Triskelion Folk Music
Westlake Village CA - Luthier Tom Swyney custom builds dulcimers, psalteries, bodhrans, and has dulcimer accesories.

Whamdiddle Dulcimers
1916 Pike Place, Box 906
Seattle WA 98101-1097
206/784-1764 Hammered dulcimer builder Rick Fogel, dulcimers and accessories.

Wood 'n' Strings
1801 Peyco Dr. S.
Arlington TX 76001
817/ 472-6991 - Hammered dulcimer builder, performer, recording artist and past Winfield winner Russell Cook.


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