D670 hammered dulcimer with dampers and D570 hammered dulcimer

Hammered Dulcimers

Dusty Strings has been lovingly handcrafting hammered dulcimers in Seattle, WA since 1979. We offer a variety of models and price levels to suit everyone from beginner to professional, and we are excited to share our love of this fascinating instrument with you! You can browse our dulcimer models, read about how our instruments are made, or start with the Hammered Dulcimer Beginner's Guide if you're new to all of this. If at any point you'd prefer to talk to a person, feel free to give us a call! We don't use any pushy sales tactics, and would love to answer any questions you might have (or help you figure out what questions to ask).

Featured Hammered Dulcimer

This gorgeous D45 has a black-lacquered sapele soundboard and delicate black-edged maple binding all around. The black soundboard really sets off the strings, nickel-plated tuning pins, and light-colored maple bridges, resulting in a strikingly elegant instrument with great playing visibility.

The D45 model hammered dulcimer is made of all solid wood, with a 3-octave range and a clear, sweet tone. Dampers are available to control the sustain, providing for a whole range of tonal options and nuances. At approximately 15 pounds, it's easily transportable with the optional carrying case, and would love to be your companion at jam sessions, on the road, in your rock band, or gracing your living room.

Give us a call if this particular instrument strikes your fancy!

Price: $1480 (SOLD) Includes oval double-sided hammers and gooseneck tuning wrench