1978 Sunhearth $325
Made by the famous builder Walt Martin, it has all the beautiful details from regular Sunhearth: fiddle scroll headstock, unique Sunhearth sound holes, scroll at the tail piece, wood hook under headstock for strap. It has redwood top and walnut back and side. 27” scale. The body is 7"wide and 2"deep. This is a professional instrument with a great tone. Only one thousand Sunheearth were ever made this is #475. This dulcimer has few repaired cracks on top and side, which is not unusual for instrument at this age. Few patched holes at the headstock.
Video about Sunhearth dulcimer, please note the Sunhearth dulcimer on this video is Concert Hourglass, the dulcimer above is a standard hourglass.
1979 T. J. Harrison $250
Very well made dulciemr by TJ Harrison of Ohio. Spruce top, cherry side,very beautiful lightly curly cherry back. 27" scale length. Has a wide body of 8" and body depth of 2.25". Has a very bright and rich sound with hight volume than a regular dulcimer because the wider body. This dulcimer has chromatic fret pattern. I can take out the extra frets and convert it to regular dulcimer fret pattern for extra $25.
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Early 1980 Deluxe Folkroots $600 SOLD!
This looks beautiful as it sounds. It was made by Folkroots dulcimer of Felton Ca. before Folkroots were sold to Folkcrafts. Made by master luthier Howard Rugg. Sitka spruce top, beautiful and unusual yellowish brown figured California walnut side with acent of red brown, figured California walnut back with acent of red and yellow. Rosewood fretboard and headstock veneers
This is a professional model dulcimer. It has a 29"scale. The body is 7.5" wide and 2.5" deep. Called the California Body style dulcimer this baby has bigger deeper body than a normal dulcimer. It produces a deeper, richer tone, a lot of volumne with more bass and stronger treble than a normal dulcimer. This dulcimer was designed to play with other instruments. It can beheard when jamming with guitar, fiddle and banjo when a normal dulcimer get drought out. Original chipboard case is included.
1990 Sunhearth Concert Hourglass #972 , $700 SOLD!
Back in the 80's, he Sunhearth Concert Hourglass "Lorraine Lee Hammond model" dulcimer is probably the best dulcimer you get can for you money. It was made by the famous builder Walt Martin. Redwood top and walnut back and side. 27” scale. The body is 7" wide and 2"deep. Much longer body than the regular Sunearth model.
To say this dulcimer is a work of beautiy would be an understatement. It has all the wonderful details from regular Sunhearth: fiddle scroll headstock, unique Sunhearth sound holes, wooden "feet" on the back, scroll at the tail piece, wood hook under headstock for strap. Because this is a deluex model it also has a scalloped fretboard, under the bridge pickup, golden tuners with wood buttons, special 3 piece bone bridge. This is a professional instrument with a great tone. Only one thousand Sunheearths were ever made this is #972. Because this one of the last dulcimers Walt Made the craftsmanship and sound is top notch. I owned a few Sunhearths over the years. This is my favorite one. Orignal hardcase included
Video of another Concert Hourglass Sunhearth Dulcimer played by Heidi Mueller
More about Sunhearth dulcimer, the dulcimer in this video is the same model as the dulcimer above
Curly Maple Hourglass $250
All solid curly maple body, buninga fretboard, cocobolo headstock veneer, 25.5” scale.(this dulcimer is currently on loan to one of my dulcimer students.
New Dulcimer designed and build by Wayne
Mini Jumbo #2 $400
This is both a small and big dulcimer, The body is 10.5” wide and 2.75” deep, yet the overall length is only 31”. It’s small enough to fit into a modified baritone ukulele case. It’s a dulcimer with a big voice, with fantastic deep bass and bright treble. First growth redwood top, eastern walnut sides, figured book matched California walnut back, paduak fret board. Bird and hearts inlay and marker on the fretboard. This dulcimer has extra frets of 1.5 and 8.5. Case is included with the dulcimer.