TK O'Brien's Walnut Creek mountain dulcimer is a sweet sounding and exceptional looking instrument. It's offered in a variety of woods for the soundboard and choices for the sound hole patterns. Scroll down for samples of wood, soundhole designs and soundclips.
Our best seller has great workmanship and is reasonably priced to makes it a true bargain. It has a well balanced hourglass shape. 34 1/2 inch long, 7 1/2 inch wide, 2 1/8 inch deep. The fretscale length is 27 1/2″. A 6 1/2 fret is standard. This dulcimer has 4 strings that are arranged in the traditional three string with double melody style. The fretboard is nice and wide which allows for easier fingering. The nut also has notches to allow for equidistant spacing for playing in the fingerpicking style. Made in the U.S.
Woods used: Walnut Creek dulcimers have a solid Walnut back, sides, fret board and scroll head. There is no ply used on these dulcimer. The back and top wood are bookmatched which adds to the beauty of the instrument. The solid wood top is usually available in Walnut, Cherry, Redgum, Sapele, and Sassafras. Woods vary and often include some not listed here. Our stock varies at any given time. Samples representing a typical look of some woods are shown at the bottom of this page. Actual dulcimers are posted below as well so you can get a fairly good idea of how the woods look on the top.
Order instrument by itself or for best value as a package with soft carrying case, beginner's book, pick, and noter. Dulcimer has a 2 year warranty.
If not ordering one of the dulcimers from inventory below, please fill in your first and second choice of wood and soundhole so that we can try to accommodate your request. We will notify you if your choices are not available. Also, since ordering a dulcimer involves options for wood and soundhole, you may want to consider calling or emailing us to discuss these options before ordering.