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This is a long alphabetical listing of folk stores and sources for hammered dulcimers, accessories, books, CDs and related materials. There is also a geographic listing. The Kitchen Musician has not personally visited all of the stores, sources and people in this list, and, while we try to keep the list and the links up to date, we can't guarantee it. Also, we have not tried all the products from all the places listed; you will have to do that yourself.

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Alphabetical List - Stores and Sources
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Gillian Alcock
25 Woodgate Street
Farrer, ACT 2607
Phone +61 2 6286 3872 - "Making dulcimers in Australia", and dulcimers from several traditions, including portable cimbaloms, baroque style salterio, santurs, sandouris as well as your "standard" dulcimer. Gillian also records and tours and has a CD and book available (e-mail for info), as well as carrying other dulcimer books. Her website is well worth a visit.

Andy's Front Hall
Box 307, Wormer Rd
Voorheesville NY 12186
518/765-4193 - Fax 518/765-4344 - Somewhat scled back, but still the place for recordings of Bill Spence and Fennig's All Stars, and recordings on the Front Hall label. E-mail:

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..

Karen Ashbrook
820 Dennis Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20901 - Dulcimer Book "Hills of Erin", and influential hammered dulcimer recordings on Maggies Music label (see under "M")

Aunt Lu's
Judi Morningstar's Dulcimer Books, and the person to contact about Ruffwater String Band and Just Friends, the Ruffwater Fake Book, and about Michigan dulcimer styles. Judi Morningstar (

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BB Hammers
Bob and Betty Kiogima
1079 Tinker Lane
Proctorville, Ohio 45669
Phone - 1 740 886 2284 - Makers of dulcimer hammers.

Cindy Baker
231 744 9303 A Noteworthy Case, Hammered dulcimer cases of padded cordura with industrial strength Velcro, and custom cases avaiilable, Formerly made by Peg Earl. Email

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

Barolk Folk Music
11 Center Street
Andover CT 06232
860/742-1035 - CDs and Books by Carrie Crompton and the Barolk Folk. "Barolk Folk" is their disctinctive blends of Early and Traditional Music. See the"World of Dulcimer Books" page for book titles.

Cathy Barton and Dave Para
PO Box 33 624 Sixth St
Boonville MO 65233
660-882-7821 - CDs and tapes by Missouri dulcimist/musician duo, including albums of songs from the Civil war west of the Mississippi.

Tina Bergmann
Ohio hammered dulcimer player Tina Bergmann has Four CDs and Books 1 and 2 "A Collection of Tunes for the Hammered Dulcimer" Order from the Website.

St. Anne's Hill Violin Shop
1500 E. 5th Street
Dayton OH 45403-2302
937/461 4166 - Violins, fiddles, violas, cellos and repairs. Has some dulcimer recordings, though here they are called "fiddle recordings with dulcimers".

Bear Meadow Folk Instruments - Dwain Wilder's award winning website, and information on Appalachian Dulcimers and accesories. If you are even remotely interested in Appalachian dulcimers, go here.

Nick Blanton
PO Box 1473
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
304-263-2531 - Maker of well known hammered dulcimers and collaborator with Sam Rizzetta. Nick Blanton also authored a two-part series on history of the hammered dulcimer for Dulcimer Players News.

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: - 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

BrightAngel Music
P.O. Box 50127
Parks, AZ, USA 86018
(520) 635-0010 Philip and Laurel StrongMuehl perform and teach, and carry a good selection of Chris Foss SongBird dulcimers. Well done website with lots of pictures and Arizona duclimer news.

Bucks County Folk Music Shop
40 Sand Road
New Britain Pa. 18944
215-345-0616 - Hammered dulcimers, including Dusty Strings, and Masterworks and accessories, including hammers, cases, and stands. Also harps, banjos, guitars, fiddles and other stringed instruments. Manufactures Buck Musical Instrument Products.

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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:

P.O. Box 35495.
Charlotte NC 28203
800-822-2420 - Very large stock of (you guessed it) Celtic cassettes and CDs, also carries instruments, books and accessories.

Cliff's Custom Crafts
43 York Street
Bay City MI 48708
989 892-4672 - Clifford Atwater makes and sells various accessories, chair/carts, stools, stands, dusters for dulcimer players.

Cloud Nine Hammered Dulcimers
Michael Allen
5701 Stover Road
Ostrander OH 43061
740/666-4253 - Michael Allen makes and sells very nice hammered dulcimers, and sometimes performs with Kendra Ward and Bob Bence.

Collins, Mitzie - Dulcimist - See Sampler Records under S.

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.

The Connells
Christina and Dennis Connell
7674 County Road 118
Carthage, MO 64836 - Dulcimer music and dulcimer hammers from Christina and Dennis Connell

Country String Shop
54 W. Main Street
Campbelltown, PA (Rt. 322)
717 / 838-8732 Dayspring Dulcimers and other instruments, books, and Bill Johnson's book and plans for dulcimer builders. Call Robert Cain for hours and directions.

Craggy Mountain Music
P.O.Box 31
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 - Craggy Mountain offers an inexpensive 9/8 backpacker dulcimer that is only 19" x 10" and weighs less than most laptop computers (4 pounds). It costs less than a laptop computer, too.

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Dalglish Malcolm Dalglish
Ooolitic Music
1111 E. Wylie
Bloomington, IN 47401
812 333 0838 Studio & Fax email: - Recordings and scores, and more by multi-talented dulcimist Malcolm Dalglish, and his new organization, the Ooolites. Includes recordings by Metamora and the Banish Misfortune Album with Real Audio samples.

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."

Dayspring Dulcimers
Hammered Dulcimers and a book by Bill Johnson with detailed complete plans and blueprints on how to build a 15/14 hammered dulcimer. Dulcimers available at Country String Shop (under C above)

Different Strummer
909 West Armitage
Chicago IL 60614 - Music store for all kinds of folk music, lessons, books

The Diabolus workshop specializes in early instruments, dulcimers among them. Some of the others include Hurdy-gurdies, Symphonies and Organistra; Renaissance Guitars; Spanish Vihuelas; Citterns; Gitterns; Citoles and Psalteries. Check the website for wonderful historical notes and performance information. It's also available in Elizabethan English

Down Home Musical
325 Arapaho Lane
Cape Girardeau MO 63701
573/335-2598 - Handcrafted bowed psalteries, harps, dulcimers and lyres. Richard & patricia Krueger specialize in "stringed instruments of the Bible", and their bowed psalteries are works of art.

The Dulcimer
137 Windy Gap Road
Blowing Rock NC 28605 - Mini-HD, a briefcase sized 9/8 dulcimer

The Dulcimer Factory
155 E. Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830/997-6704 - HDs and MDs, accessories. Tours?

Dulcimer Shofar
Online store selling dulcimers, harps, lutes, bodhrans and many other instruments, including ethnic instruments from around the world, including (of course) shofars. There are also intereesting descriptive pages about many instruments which are well worth visiting, even if you are not shopping.

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

Dulcimer Players News
P.O. Box 2164
Winchester VA 22604
703/678-1305 Fax 703/955-3856 - premiere magazine for dulcimer players, hammered or lap. Published by Maddy MacNeil The same address works for Maddie's "Roots & Branches Music", Maddy MacNeil CDs and tapes, and her new Hammered Dulcimer Self Instruction book and Video.

Dusty Strings
3406 Fremont Ave North
Seattle WA 98103
206-634-1662 - Toll-free: 866-634-1662 fax: 206-634-0234 - primarily (and in the hammered dulcimer trade, very well) known for their instruments, hammered dulcimers, and harps.

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Peg Earl - The "Bag Lady"
Peg's Hammered Dulcimer cases with gray Cordura cloth exterior, foam padding/insulation, and industrial strength Velcro closures that really work. are now being made by Cindy Baker dba Noteworthy Case

Early Music Shop
38 Manningham Lane,
Bradford, BD1 3EA
Tel: +44 (0)1274 393753 Fax: +44 (0)1274 393516
Hammered dulcimers and dulcimer kits, and other instruments, including krumhorns. Dulcimers by Forbes of Scotland, including a rectangular 15th Century reproduction dulcimer.

Elderly Instruments
1100 N. Washington Ave
P.O. Box 14249
Lansing MI 48901
Showroom 517-372-7880 | mail order 517-372-7890 | fax 517-372-5155 - Massive folk store, with mail order operation so large they have separate catalogs for books, recordings, instruments and supplies and vintage acoustic and electric instruments. Web site includes listing of vintage instruments for sale. If you are looking for vintage instruments, check here, and at Gruhn's and Mandolin Brothers.

Dale Evans
208 1/2 E. Locust
Bloomington IL 61701
309/828 0928 - Dale builds dulcimers in central Illinois, and he also handles books and accessories

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Family Tree Music
200 S. Main St.
Springboro, OH 45066
513-748-8778 - McSpadden dulcimers, and Folkcraft and Backyard Music cardboard dulcimers for lesson students and first time mountain dulcimer buyers with a trade-up program on the cardboards. Also doumbeks, bodhrans and other folk percussion, lessons and more. In the "Olde Springboro" historic district.

Famous Old Time Music
20322 SR 33, Wapakoneta, OH  45895,
419-568-1220 - Mainly known for Bluegrass instruments, fiddles, banjos and guitars, Vernon & Kitty McIntyre also have hammered and lap dulcimers, and host concerts and workshops. Home of Appalachian Grass.

Fellenbaum Stringed Instruments at Acoustic Corner
105-F Montreat Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-669-5162 - Sort of around the corner from Jerry Read Smith in Black Mountain. Tom Fellenbaum specializes in mountain dulcimers and also builds guitars, bouzoukis and mandolins.

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

Folkcraft Instruments
PO Box 302
Woodburn IN 46797
(800) 433-3655 - Hammered and Mountain Dulcimers and Ukeleles and Psalteries and kits and parts and more.

Folk Craft Music
P.O. Box 1572
Wilmington VT 05363
802/464-7450 - Tapes, books, harp, mountain and hammered dulcimers

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 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 Notes
2329 Curdes Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
219-484-9078 - Dennis and Linda DenHartog have Hudson, Songbird (Chris Foss), and Dusty Strings hammered dulcimers and accessories including cases, stands, and a variety of hammers. They also have a very large selection of mountain dulcimers by at least 8 different builders at any given time. Many other folk instruments, harps, banjos, ethnic percussion, tinwhistles, native american and Irish flutes, and more. Many titles to choose from in instructional and music books as well as recordings. Teachers are available for hammered and mountain dulcimer, as well as autoharp. open Mon-Fri days and most Sat, mornings. Let them know you're coming to avoid conflicts with their lessons and performance schedule.

Folk of the Wood
PO Box 200
Ruidoso, NM 88355
505-257-2393 fax: 505-257-3090 - Email - 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.

Fret Mill
103 Wall Street SE
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540)982-6686 - Fax (540)344-3604 - Music store which primarily carries fretted instruments (guitars, mandolins, banjos, etc.) but also carried James Jones dulcimers (when they can get them). Wes Chappell of Indie Award winning dulcimer band No Strings Attached works there. Tell them Wes sent you. Tell Wes I sent you.

Front Porch Music
505 East Lincolnway
Valparaiso IN 46383
219- 464-4700 - Folk music stores with dulcimers, other instruments, books and teachers

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George's Music
1769 South Nicholson
Prince George, British Columbia
Canada V2N 1V7
(604) 562-7152 Fax: (604) 562-6919 Toll Free:1-800-665-9448
Various instruments, including harps and lots of stuff for bagpipers.

Glass Music
Dean Shostak Music
P.O. Box 465
Williamsburg, VA 23187 - Not a dulcimer store (which wouldn't fit in a post office box anyway), but a site for an even more rare instrument - the glass armonica, one of Benjamin Franklin's inventions. Home Page of musician Dean Shostak. Here you will find information about the glass armonica, concert dates, and recordings. Also RealAudio sample off Dean's new CD "Celtic Crystal"

1129 Root River Street
Chatfield MN 55923
507/867-3776 or 800-419-9802 - Chuck Whitcomb, a builder since the '70's, has Hammered dulcimers, hammered dulcimer kits, dulcimer stands and stand kits, books, hammers and other dulcimer accessories.

Griffin Music
PO Box 87462
Gaithersburg MD 20886
E-Mail: - Roger Chen has announced that he is going out of the business of making dulcimers. The site is still active, and tools, wood, etc. for sale.

Gruhn Guitars
400 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
615/256-2033 Fax 615/255-2021 - In the "Other Stuff" category (as respects dulcimers) but your friends that play guitar, mandolin, etc. will want to check Gruhn and the website. One of the main vintage instrument sites I know.

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.

GTR Music
1 Lovells Court
Whittlesey, Peterborough
Cambridgeshire PE7 1BW United Kingdom
Landline: +44 (0) 1733 687336, Mobile: +44 (0) 7730497075 GTR is "guitar-only", but that means accoustic guitars, electric guitars, and bass guitars, and accessories. The website is at

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 Lessons Reviewed
Guitar Lessons Reviewed offers a DVD Guitar course with 20 Lesson DVDs and 5 jam along CDs, plus connections to JamPlay. More information is at

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.

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H&R Dulcimers
4N221 Ferson Creek Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Fax: 630/513-1085 - New website for hammered dulcimers by Bill Robinson and Ken Harris. Primarily H&R build two sizes (an 11/10 and a 17/16) using the original method of "floating" soundboard construction.

Ed Hale's Dulcimer Shop
3015 West 58th Street.....................404 North Cedar Street
North Little Rock AR 72218 ..........Little Rock AR 72205
501/758-5145 - Handrafted hammered dulcimers, books, lessons and performances by Ed Hale

Hildebrand, David and Ginger
P.O. Box 190
Annapolis MD 21012 - Performances, lectures and recordings of Colonial and Federal period music featuring hammered dulcimer, harpsichord, guitar, English guitar, mandolin, violin, flutes, pianoforte, organ, and voices, including one album digitally digitally recorded in the best-sounding rooms of six colonial sites in Annapolis.

Hobgoblin Music
 920 State Hwy 19
Red Wing MN 55066 - Major well equipped folk music store with a wide variety of instrumentsnd books.
Hobgoblin's US Order Site at Stoneyend and Here, Inc.

Homestead Pickin' Parlor
6625 Penn Avenue South
Richfield MN 55423
612/861-3308 Instruments, recordings, books

Homewood Musical Instrument Co.
3027 Central Avenue
Homewood, Alabama 35209
205/879-4868 - Bob Tedrow's shop carries many different kinds of acoustic instruments, including Dusty Strings and Masterworks hammered dulcimers. The web site has a really nice description of the dulcimers, plus a festival guide and lots of other stuff.

Hooker Hollow Hammered Dulcimers
Rt. 5 Box 295
Keyser, WV 26726
304 788-6167 - Steve Raschella makes custom order and experimental hammered dulcimers, including work with interesting woods (like cedar and lignum vitae) and does other custom dulcimer work.

An online magazine covering folk music in the southern US (also the borders and hinterlands). Calendars of events in the South and the hinterlands, from concerts, to regular jams, to Southern Christian Harmony sings - with links to other calendars. The September issue has an interview with John McCutcheon.

House of Musical Traditions
7040 Carroll Ave.
Tacoma Park, MD 20912
301 270 0222 Well stocked store for the dulcimist and folk music enthusiast.
Ask about Karen Ashbrook's dulcimer book on Playing the Hammered Dulcimer in the Irish Tradition, and recordings.

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

Mike Huddleson
6622 W. 35th St.
Wichita KS 67215
316/524-0997 - Custom built string instruments, including hammered dulcimers

Jim & Kathie Hudson - J&K Hammered Dulcimers
310 E. Chicago Blvd.
Britton MI 49229
517/451-8259 - In addition to selling hammered dulcimers, and supplies, Jim also performs and records, and is a great story teller. I've seen him go through a 20 minute set at a dulcimer festival, with an encore, and no one realized until much later that he had never played a note. He also has a recording studio. E-mail to Jim Hudson for more info.

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David James
Tiompan Alley Music - Recordings, etc. from Irish Hammered Dulcimest David James

James Jones - Musical Instruments
1384 Colton Mills Rd.
Bedford,VA 24523
540 586-6319 - Master dulcimer maker James Jones also makes other instruments. Check his web site for more information.

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

Kelischek Workshop
Route 1, Box 26
Brasstown NC 28902
828/837 5833 Fax: 828/837 8755 Order only: 800/747 8755 - Widely known for historical musical instruments (viols, krumhorns, etc.), Susato early music, and Susato penny whistles, Kelischek also carries Dusty Strings hammered dulcimers, Folkcraft and McSpadden mountain dulcimers and Folkcraft and Dustry Strings harps.

Kitchen Musician
449 Hidden Valley Lane
Cincinnati OH 45215
513/761-7585 - Tunebooks for hammered dulcimer and other instruments by Sara Johnson. You're on the Website now. Kitchen Musician® Books

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

Ken Kolodner
3806 Fenchurch Rd.
Baltimore MD 21218
410-746-8387 410-243-7254 Hammered dulcimers: the full line of Dusty Strings, Masterworks and Rick Thum and many used instruments as well. Violins: Morganstrad violins and a variety of other student and higher level instruments. All accessories for HD (adjustable stands, music holders, electronic tuners, many different types of hammers, etc.) and violin (bows, shoulder rests, stands, etc.).  Over 15 recordings, instructional CDs and books plus many other music books.  Ken also teaches about 75 students in group and private lessons. 

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.

Esther Kreek
Serene Sounds
1156 West 103rd, Dept. 206
Kansas City MO 64114
816/942-6233 Hammered dulcimer recordings by Esther Kreek, and info on the Heartland Dulcimer Camp

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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.

Lost Valley Dulcimer
Linda Foley - Curt Sanders
8022 W. Fruitdale Road
Montague MI 49437
(231) 894 8478 - A nice line of instruments with beautiful ornamental carving available. Linda has taught carving at Augusta. One of my dulcimers is a Lost Valley, and the dulcimer with the light colored soundboard pictured on this site is a Lost Valley.

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, also carries dulcimer plans, hurdy-gurdy plans, and plans for jigs and workbenches, etc. Check LMI about exotic woods.

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Maggie's Music
PO Box 490
Shady Side MD 20764
410/867-0642 (10-4-m-th) Fax 410/867-0265 - Dulcimer recordings by Maggie Sansone, Ken Kolodner, Ceoltoiri, and Karen Ashbrook and other great CD's with Bonnie Rideout (fiddle), Hesperus, Sue Richards (harp) and Ensemble Galilei, plus performance info. Over 40 albums. Check out Maggie's Big Book of Celtic Tunes, available from Mel Bay

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".

Mandolin Brothers, Ltd.
629 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310-2576
Phone 718-981-8585,718-981-3226 or Fax 718-816-4416 - In the "Other Stuff" category, where dulcimers are concerned, but a great place for other members of your band to look for vintage guitars, mandolins and banjos. One of the premier vintage instrument sites in the USA.

Maple Valley Hammered Dulcimers
10670 S. Lowell
De Witt MI 48820
517/669-8219 - Handcrafted hammered dulcimers made by John Kelly

Mary-Gael Shop
404 North Donnelly Street
Mount Dora FL 32757
904/735-3667 Hammered and mountain dulcimers

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.

John McCutcheon recordings and hammer dulcimer instruction materials - Hammered Dulcimer stuff WWW Site

McQuaid's Traditional Music Shop
38 Pearce Street

McSpadden Instruments
PO Box 1230
Mountain View, ARK 72560
870/269-4313 Fax: 870/269-5283 - Well known for the McSpadden mountain dulcimers, there are also hammered dulcimers available.

Meadows Music
P.O. Box 616
Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
540-952-1865 - (Used to be Orchard Springs Instruments in Fancy Gap. Dulcimer maker Jeff Sebens hasn't been in Fancy Gap for a long time, but I like the name "Fancy Gap".) - both hammered and mountain books and accessories, and other stuff, including some music software. Store is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, at the intersection of Hwy 58 and the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 177) in southwest Virginia (USA). About 20 miles from the Fancy Gap Exit (Exit 8) on I -77. Follow the signs to the Blue Ridge Parkway and travel north on the Parkway to Meadows of Dan.

Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Pacific MO (and via most music stores)
Order number 1-800-8-MEL-BAY (800-863-5229) Massive publisher of music books, Hammered dulcimer books by Maddy MacNeil, Maggie Sansone, Phil Mason, Carrie Crompton, Karen Ashbrook and Carole Koenig. The WWW link is to the dulcimer page.

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

Jim Miller - The Hampton Music Shop
PO Box 228
Hampton, Tennessee 37658
615/725-3191 - Jim makes dulcimers, and also performs and records, and is a great story teller.

Missigman Music
Box 6
Laporte PA 18626
717/946-7841 - toll free (888) 946-7841 - Recordings, lessons, by Pennsylvania dulcimist Donna Missigman, plus McSpadden mountain dulcimers, Mel Bay publications, oodles of independently published books, capos, etc.

Morgan, Glenn - See Fishbite

Moore, Jem
Hammered dulcimist Jem Moore's site includes ordering info on his recordings as well as his Clark Kent identity. Check his recordings page for samples.

Morningstar, Judi - Dulcimer Books, Recodings by Ruffwater String Band and Just Friends - See Aunt Lu's above

Mountain Made Music
PO Box #816
Nashville IN 47448
866-372-8576 - Hammered dulcimers, mountain dulcimers and lap harps handmade by Bill Berg. Nashville, Indiana is full of interesting "old-timey" shops, and near Brown County state park. If you are interested in visiting Nashville IN, drop in at Mountain Made; if you are interested in visiting Mountain Made Music, allow some time for sightseeing in Nashville.

Mountain Music Shoppe
12710 Shawnee Mission Parkway 
Shawnee Mission, KS 66203
913/962-9711 - Jim Curley carries Hudson Hammered Dulcimers, McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers as well as other old - time instruments, kits, books, tapes, video's, etc., and he has expanded. The website has lots of information on music in the greater Kansas City area and other neat stuff.

15 Arnold Pl.
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 984-1800 Michael Holmes' venerable magazine about folk music and instruments goes back several years, though the website is new. The back issues have several interesting articles on folk music and dulcimers, both the hammered and fretted kinds.

Music Folk Inc.
8015 Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis MO 63119
(314)961-2838 - Hammered dulcimers by Mike Allen, Dusty Strings, MasterWorks, Lost Valley, Grassroots, James Jones, Dusty Strings, Chris Foss. Not just dulcimers. Many other intruments (guitars, mandolins, folk flutes, etc.) as well.

Music Magic
Bristol UK
44 0117 942 7976 E-Mail musicmanning@DELETE - Tim Manning makes hammered dulcimers and cimbaloms, and does custom and restoration work, as well as making other instruments. Tim tells us that the Charlie Winston Band used one of his instruments on their album HOBO, which has been No2 in the French Album Charts.

Musicmaker's Kits Inc.
P.O. Box 2117
Stillwater MN 55082
Musicmaker's have a neat web site with photos of their kit instruments, enough to make a whole band. They also sell accessories and supplies, including wire. I play dulcimers; I don't build them, but if you are into building instruments, or just thinking about it, definitely check them out.

Musik Hug
Limmatquai 28-30
8001 Zurich, Switzerland
41 1 251 68 50 - The music book department includes wonderful things like instruction books for cimbalom in Hungarian and German, books for hackbrett and many other hard to find books. Bring your credit card and your Swiss bank account number.

Music Outfitters
134 N. 1st. Ave. E.
Ely, MN 55731
(218)365-2889 fax (218)365-3423 - Web store and "real" store with a large variety of music instruments, including hammered dulcimers and santoors in the "ethnic Instrument" section. Email

Mustard Seed
46 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
501/253 7484 - Dick & Reeda Rush's store has both hammered and mountain dulcimers. And Eureka Springs is a fun place to visit in the Arkansas Ozarks.

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Native Ground Music
109 Bell Road, Asheville, NC 28805-1521
(828) 299-7031, Orders (800) 752-2656, Fax (828) 298-5607- Wayne Erbsen's Native Ground Music His a resource for historic American music & folklore, particularly, historic banjo lore, Civil War, Old West and Appalachian. (Wayne is the author of "A Manual on How to Play the 5-String Banjo For the Compete Ignoramus!", if that gives you an idea of his sense of humor.)

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.

No Strings Attached
Roanoke VA area - Indie Award winning band with hammered dulcimists Randy Marchany and Wes Chappell. Recordings by No Strings Attached.

Note-Ably Yours
Mail order sales of dulcimer and folk instrument accessories, CDs, cassettes and music books. Catalog. Now at Stoney End

Noteworthy Case
(231) 744-9303 Hammered Dulcimer cases with gray Cordura cloth exterior, foam padding/insulation, and industrial strength Velcro closures that really work, formerly made by the Michigan Bag Lady, Peg Earl. Now made by Cindy Baker. Custom cases available.

Noteworthy Instruments
John H. Huron, Prop.
1220 Windsor Avenue
Bristol TN 37640
423/764-3332 - Mountain dulcimers and mouthbows (no HDs yet), but the fretless banjos and historical reproduction gourd banjars not only sound nice, but are museum quality, and well worth checking out. (John tans his own ground hog skins for the banjars.)

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

Old Time Music Shoppe
608 Water Street
Union Mills IN 46382
219/767-2877 - Hammered and Mountain Dulcimers and other instruments, including harp, psaltery, banjo and autoharp, tapes and CDs, plus antiques.

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 Steve is also one the guitar instructors on JamPlay. Find out more about JamPlay in the Review at Guitar Lessons Reviewed.

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Pigeon River String Instruments
#7 Millstone Village
Pigeon Forge TN 37863-3414
865 453 3789 - Hammered Dulcimers, including a beginner's model, HD books, accessories and stuff, Appalachian dulcimers, old time mountain banjos and mandolins (including a backpacker) - up in the Smokies at the gateway to Gatlinburg. E-Mail - Great place to visit.

Piper Music
2512 Meridian St.
Bellingham WA 98225
360/738-7166 - Folk music store, with things for dulcimers, books, etc.

Pinelands Folk Music Center
11 White St. in Millrace Village
Mt. Holly NJ 08060
609/231-8588 - The WWW site features lap dulcimers, but they also do hammered, plus tapes, CD's, lessons, etc.

Prussia Valley Dulcimers
14532B, U.S. Rt. 23
Waverly, Ohio 45690 740-941-1271 Features Prussia Valley Dulcimers built by Gary Sager along with McSpadden, Folkcraft/Folkroots, Vanderwould, Noteworthy Woodworking, Walnut Creek. Hammered Dulcimers by Masterworks, Dusty Strings, Songbird and Rick Thum. Autoharps by Evo Bluestein and Oscar
Schmidt. Accessories, Instruction and tablature books and CDs. Guitars, banjos, mandolins, basses, violins, concertinas, harmonicas, tin whistles, bodhrans and spoons. Gary and Toni Sager-owners.

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Rainbow Farms Dulcimer Works
360 Breechblock Drive
Roswell GA
770/587-2523 - Mail order dulcimers, books, recordings and more. The Rainbow Farms Renegades meet and jam. For information, check the site or e-mail

Re-Creations Musicke Shoppe & Studio
140 West Louisiana
Vivian, La. 71082
318/375-4793 - Early and folk music instruments, music, recordings and accessories. Ren faires, etc.

Red Dragon Music Den
670 Winchester Ave.
Martinsburg WV 25401
Box 3362
304/267-0411 - Books, including music and medieval and renaissance books.

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.

Rizzetta Music - Sam Rizzetta
P. O. Box 530
Inwood WV 25428 - Recordings by Sam Rizzetta, dulcimer designer, player, theorist, teacher and builder. Sam was one of the founders of Trapezoid as a hammered dulcimer quartet, and carries a re-release of the original Trapezoid recording, as well as his new albums. Sam is the creator of the Dulcetta (soprano dulcimer), a bass dulcimer, and the new Rizzetta "piano dulcimer", a fully chromatic instrument. Sam's albums are available on-line at

Roots & Branches Music
Maddy MacNeil's recording and publishing company. Recordings by Maddy.

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Sampler Records
PO Box 19270
Rochester NY 14619
1-800-537-2755 fax 716 328 2010 - Mitzie Collins' company. Catalog lists recordings by Mitzie and many other hammered dulcimer artists. E-mail to

Tim Seaman
127 Winter East
Williamsburg, VA 23188-1655
757/565-1461 Recordings by free lance dulcimist and flute player Tim Seaman. Here on This Ridge (about Shenandoah National Park); Wayfaring Stranger ; Incarnation (Christmas); Scratch the Sky;Celebration of Centuries (for Williamsburg's 300th anniversary), Snow-Covered Ice (Scottish Christmas
with John Turner and Ardie Boggs), and Quiet in the Meadow (gentle waltzes, shepherd airs and lullabies)

Sheet Music Plus
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.

David Sheppard Instruments
1820 Spring Garden St
Greensboro NC 27403

Silver Chords Dulcimer & Gift Shop
125 East Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659
(423) 788-2863 - Hammered Dulcimers, Appalachian Mountain Dulcimers, Bowed Psalteries, Lap Harps, Folk Harps, Custom Mandolins, Guitars and Banjos, also a very unique instrument, The "Dujo". Rhythm Bones, Books, Hammers, Accessories, etc.

Simple Sounds
225 North Harrison PO box837
Shipshewana, IN 46565
219 768 7776 toll free 1 888 MTDULC-2 - Located in the Amish country in Indiana, Simple Sounds carries hammered dulcimers, lap dulcimers, and many other instruments, including player pianos. They also host workshops for both hammered and lap dulcimer.

Jerry Reed Smith
Song of the Wood

203 W. State St
Black Mountain NC 28711
(704) 669-7675- Big selection of dulcimers, and a nice place to fact, Black Mountain is a nice place to visit. If you don't have his "Strayaway Child" album, call and order it, and ask about his others. Website under development.

Smith Music
425 N Swain
Ingalls IN 46048
317-485-7538 Toll Free1-888-895-3321 (Orders Only) - Tim Smith's site has both lap and hammered dulcimers, as well as other instruments, kits and accessories..

Song of the Sea
47 West Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
207/288-5653 Fax 207/288-8136 - Edward and Anne Damm (used to be Great Lakes Dulcimers) carry Chris Foss and Masterworks HDs, many other instruments, and books, etc. Song of the Sea is a full-service folk music store and resource,
with a FAQ page about folk instruments and a directory of folk groups, teachers, and players accesible from the Song of the Sea website. The store is open 10 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Saturday, US Eastern Time.

Songbird Dulcimers
Chris Foss
P.O. Box 219
Summersville, MO 65571
417-932-5140 - Chris Foss makes hammered dulcimers, including a very nice inexpensive beginner instrument.

Southwind Dulcimer Shop
4631 Bayard Park Drive
Evansville, IN 47714
Phone: (812) 473-3346 Email: The store handles hammered and mountain dulcimers by Masterworks, David Lindsey, Rick Thum, McSpadden, Folkcraft, T.K. O'Brien, and others; also, Oscar Schmidt autoharps, recordings, books, and specialty items such as embroidered bags and art prints, all with a dulcimer focus.

Spears Instrument Company
8675 Highway 601
Salisbury, NC 28147
704-637-1334 tele & fax - email Hammered Dulcimer maker Lee Spears has been making instruments for 20+ years. Even if you are not in the market for an instrument, he makes great hammers, and you should really try a set of Lee Spears hammers.

21 N. Shafer Street
Box 900
Athens OH 45701
800-848-2273 - StewMac offers a complete line of hard-to-find tools, parts, and accessories for building and repairing stringed instruments. We also offer a wide selection of instruction books and videos covering all aspects of repair and building. They have a free catalog. Primariliy guitars and guitar kits, but also banjos and some other instruments, and tools and supplies.

Stoney End Music Co.
920 State Hwy 19
Red Wing MN 55066
Phone 877 866 3936 & Fax 651923 5333 Mainly mountain dulcimers and harps, but also carries Dusty strings, Hudson and Grassroots hammered dulcimers....and lots of music books. Stoney End's website has a lengthy book catalog, and the US mailorder site for Hobgoblin Music and now for Note-Ably Yours.

String Fever Music Shop
1028 Ha Ha Tonka
Camdenton MO 65020
573/346 4652 - Stringed instrument music shop in the Lake of the Ozarks region of Missouri.

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, 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.

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Tayberry Music
760 Ragin Lane
Rock Hill SC 29732
803/366-9739 fax 803/329 7810

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.

Rick Thum
36 Villawood Lane
St. Louis MO 63119
314/968-1195 - Recordings and accessories - Rick also performs on HD and is now selling a line of dulcimers

Timbreline Music
c/o Mitch Pingel
275 Main St
Broomfield CO 80020-2330
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 phtos and descriptions of instruments.

Jeannie Tomanica - Wood and Soul
8250 Mt. Garfield
Nunica, MI 49448
616/853/6371 - A variety of well made standard (whatever that is) and custom hammers, including double headers

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

Unicorn Strings Music Company
P.O. Box 26066
St. Louis Park MN 55426
1-800-203-5921 In MN: 612-866-3854 -- Fax:612-866-4235 - Primarily an internet music store, Unicorn features bowed psalteries and hammered dulcimers, including a low priced 13/12 "Meadowlark" model.

Vintage Fret Shop
20 Riverside Drive
Ashland,NH 03217
(603) 968-3346 fax: (603) 968-3983 Vintage Fret Shop has hammered dulcimers and, of course, fretted instruments. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5:30, closed Mondays

Kendra Ward & Bob Bence
1513 Upcreek Road
Bidwell OH 45614
614/388-6464 Fax 614/388-9699 - Dulcimer recordings and dulcimer books by Kendra Ward, and bookings. Also, the new Dulcimer Times magazine. For information send e-mail to

Webster String Instruments
William K. Webster
14677 E. 8 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48089
313/882-6853 - Bill Webster's dulcimers have a full, rich sound for solos or for ensemble playing with everything from fiddle, to harp to grand piano. My main recording duclimer is a Webster. Bill makes both fifth tune and octave bass instruments, and recently completed a dulcimer with both bass tunings on one instrument. E-mail address is

West Coast Harps
1722 Carrick Street

250.598.6679 [Victoria, International]
1.877.598.6679 [Canada - Toll Free]
- Canada's largest online harp retailer. Also the "home base" for Canadian harper Alison Vardy.

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

Wildwood Music
Historic Roscoe Village
Coshocton OH 43812
614/622-4224 - Large selection of hammered dulcimers and mountain dulcimers from various makers, including Dusty Strings, Dulcimer Factory, Chris Foss, J&K, Master Works, Lost Valley, Blue Lion and Cloud Nine. Coshocton is home to the Ohio dulcimer contest in May.

Joe Wojciechowski
23891 80th Avenue
Evart MI 49631
616/ 734-5326 - Dulcimers and hammers and some interesting accessories, like the music stand that sits on the top rail of a hammered dulcimer.

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

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