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 D570 is one of a very limited edition featuring densely-figured bird's-eye maple rails and pinblocks. We haven't decorated a dulcimer like this since around 1980, but we ended up with a small piece of bird's-eye, just big enough for a couple of hammered dulcimer sets, and decided to make something special!

The D570 has a deep, lush bass voice with a clear, sparkly treble and an even tone all around. It's an ideal size for many people - reasonably easy to carry and set up, but with a highly satisfying 3.5-octave chromatic range and 3.75-octave overall range. The lowest bass notes can be played on the right or left side of the instrument, opening up the possibilities for creative arrangements, and it can also be fitted with custom dampers for even more versatility. More information on the D570 model can be found here.

This dulcimer is available for adoption, and we think we have enough bird's-eye maple to make one more like it, but that's all! Get in touch with us if you're interested, or if you have any questions.

Price: $3545 Includes double-sided hammers and gooseneck tuning wrench. Case available separately.