Dulcimers

It seems that as soon as I get caught up on advanced orders more come in so it may be awhile before I have dulcimers on hand ready for sale.

Please feel free to inquire about having me make you a dulcimer. My current time for delivering a dulcimer is about 9 months.

My standard dulcimers feature fine North American tonewoods, binding around the soundboard, high quality tuning machines and a comfortable 25 7/8″ or 27 1/2″ scale length with 19 frets including the 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 frets. Standard models start at $900.

Baritone dulcimers (Can also be built as a long scale instrument in D-A-D or similar tuning) start at $1000.

Combination baritone and standard dulcimers start at $1700.

My dulcimers are covered by a limited lifetime warranty to the original owner.

My goal is to combine the best qualities of traditional dulcimers with modern lutherie to make an instrument that is responsive, expressive and easy to play.

Available options and upgrades include figured wood, additional frets, chromatic dulcimers, other scale lengths, “Galax” backs, internal double-backs, 3, 5 or 6 strings, various types of binding, fingerboards, pickups, etc.

A gallery of some dulcimers I have made

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Standard dulcimer by Doug Berch

Double fretboard combination standard and baritone custom dulcimer by dulcimer makers Doug Berch

Dulcimers by Doug Berch - monkey is to show actual size of dulcimers

Dulcimer #143 by Doug Berch - curly maple - front

Dulcimer #143 by Doug Berch - curly maple - back

Dulcimer #143 by Doug Berch - curly maple - side

Dulcimer #132 by Doug Berch - walnut - top

Dulcimer #132 by Doug Berch - walnut - back

Dulcimer #132 by Doug Berch - walnut -side

Dulcimer #120 by Doug Berch - cherry - top

Dulcimer #120 by Doug Berch - cherry - back

For the highest quality dulcimer gig-bags contact Lee Felt,  –  The Dulcimer Bag Lady

Doug Berch dulcimer maker