Warbler Ultimate Hammered Dulcimer
We can build you a Warbler Ultimate as a true custom instrument in which you choose the woods and trim within certain options. It is the same tuning diagram
and body as the standard Warbler, but using premium materials and a whole range of decorative choices. These are the best of the best.
The photos show a couple examples. The dark one is Genuine Honduras Mahogany, which I have a reliable source for. The dulcimer shown took BEST OF SHOW in the wood working contest at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. The wood of the rails and pin blocks is Curly Maple, and the bridges and bindings are Indian Rosewood. The three band purfling lines are hand made and inlaid.
The lighter dulcimer is Spruce. This one is made from recycled pallet wood, so it can't be duplicated. But I do have a source for spruce, and can build one without the nail holes. The bindings and bridges on this one are Walnut, rails and pin blocks are Hard Maple.
Walnut would also be a possibility for top and back. It makes a great dulcimer if I can find it in quarter sawn. At this point I do have a small supply. Several different looks would be possible. It could be built with Walnut rails and pin blocks, and maple bindings and bridges. Or with Maple rails and pin blocks, and a third wood for bindings and bridges.
Sound holes can be either in the top, or all in the back. They can be either bound as in the photo of the Mahogany dulcimer, or they can be plain. Any of the woods above can be mixed and matched, and any of several others can be used for rails, pin blocks, bindings and bridges.
If you have an idea for something you'd like built, give us a call
, and we'll talk it over. We'd love to build a special dulcimer for you!
Prices listed below do not include shipping fees.
|17/16/8 Warbler Ultimate Dulcimer (spruce)
|17/16/8 Warbler Ultimate Dulcimer (mahogany)
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Complete package includes: dulcimer, case, stand, electronic tuner, hammers, tuning wrench, book
|17/16/8 Warbler Ultimage Package (spruce)
|17/16/8 Warbler Ultimage Package (mahogany)
Warbler Ultimate - Mahogany
Warbler Ultimate - Spruce
Availability: We are a small Mom and Pop enterprise, and can't have everything we make in stock all the time. If you have a deadline, please contact us for availability of what you are thinking of getting before placing the order.
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