Who makes dulcimers in Tennessee?

Mike Clemmer
Wood ‘N Strings offers beautiful mountain dulcimers made by Mike Clemmer and a variety of acoustic instruments made by other skilled artisans.

How much does a mountain dulcimer cost?

Our dulcimers range from about $700 to about $4,500. To view, download or print a price list, click the links below. Prices can also be found on our harp and hammered dulcimer model and accessory pages.

What are the different types of dulcimers?

The two main types of dulcimers heard today are the hammered dulcimer and the mountain dulcimer. These have evolved into two completely different instruments, but their precursors are the same instruments used for centuries in other cultures.

What popular musician plays the dulcimer?

An Appalachian dulcimer is prominent in the Rolling Stones songs “Lady Jane” and I Am Waiting; it was played by Brian Jones (1942-1969) of the Rolling Stones. Harry Styles, inspired by Joni Mitchell, features a dulcimer in his song “Canyon Moon”(2019).

Is a dulcimer?

Dulcimer, stringed musical instrument, a version of the psaltery in which the strings are beaten with small hammers rather than plucked. The player’s right hand strums with a small stick or quill, and the left hand stops one or more strings to provide the melody.

What kind of strings does a dulcimer use?

Dulcimer strings are typically nickel, bronze or steel wound and available in sets of four strings. Unlike hammered dulcimer strings, which is played with a small mallet, Appalachian dulcimer strings are played by plucking or strumming.

Is the mountain dulcimer easy to learn?

There are two types of dulcimers — the mountain and the hammered. The mountain dulcimer is the easier instrument to learn with only three strings and looks almost like a violin that you play while it sits in your lap. You can play it with either your fingers or a pick.

What instrument is best to learn first?

The 10 Best Musical Instruments for Beginners

  • Keyboard/Piano. The piano is a great musical instrument for beginners.
  • Guitar. The guitar is a great choice of instrument for beginners and with good reason.
  • Violin.
  • Cello.
  • Double Bass.
  • Saxophone.
  • Flute.
  • Clarinet.

What are the two types of dulcimers?

The two shapes of dulcimers that are most popular today are the hourglass and the teardrop.

What are the best mountain dulcimers?

8 Best Dulcimer Reviews and the Best Dulcimer Brands

  • Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar Natural.
  • Roosebeck Grace Mountain Dulcimer 4-String Vaulted Fretboard Spruce F-Holes.
  • Applecreek ACD100 Dulcimer.
  • Seagull Merlin SG Dulcimer Guitar Bundle with Seagull Gig Bag and Strings.

Is a dulcimer guitar?

The Appalachian dulcimer (many variant names; see below) is a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings, originally played in the Appalachian region of the United States. The body extends the length of the fingerboard, and its fretting is generally diatonic.

Is the dulcimer mentioned in the Bible?

Those are three of the instruments that are found in the King James translation of the Bible, in Daniel, Chapter 3, verse 5: That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the King hath set up.

Which is the best brand of dulcimer to buy?

Choosing a new dulcimer can be overwhelming, and many times I am asked to advise people on their choices. This video provides sound comparisons among McSpadden, Blue Lion, Papaw’s Dulcimers, Magowan Dulcimers, and Clemmer dulcimers made from a variety of woods.

What kind of sound does a dulcimer make?

These dulcimers are in a traditional hourglass shape Unless requested otherwise, they all feature scroll heads, heart shaped sound holes, four string set up, nickel/silver fretted fingerboards with strum hollow, quality Grover tuning machines and solid wood tops and backs. Each has a lacquered, hand-rubbed finish.

Where are the dulcimers made in Southwest Virginia?

There beautiful instruments are made in Southwest Virginia by our good friend Mr. Neely who has been making instruments for us for many years. They are made of various woods, including walnut, cherry, curly or tiger maple, spalted or wormy maple, wormy chestnut, mahogany, butternut, spruce and more. Most instruments have a combination of woods.

What kind of wood are dulcimers made out of?

Eckard Dulcimers These beautiful Western North Carolina dulcimers are hand made by our good friend Mr. Eckard. They are traditional sounding dulcimers which are hourglass shaped and made of various lovely woods and with a variety of different tone holes. Woods include walnut, curly maple and spalted maple, cherry, catalpa, mahogany and cedar.