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A Labor of Love

Forty-two years ago, I built my first dulcimer in a class at Maryville College. It’s also been 22 years since I built my first website, for Rock Crusher Elementary School. Now, these hobbies have come together in this latest venture.

I prefer to build my dulcimers one at a time, with design input from the customer. Consequently, no two of the 49 dulcimers I have created thus far are exactly alike. They do, however, reflect the traditional style and construction techniques of the mountainous region from whence I came.

Let’s custom-design your dulcimer today!

Tim Stuart

Owner/Craftsman

Construction

The Lucky Diamond Dulcimer

From time to time, I am asked to do some dulcimer improvement or repair work. For the most part, this will involve procedures such as adding a 6 and-a-half fret, fixing a buzz in a fretboard, or even creating a new fingerboard.V I will take on most of these jobs if I feel confident that …

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The Pick of the Litter

 Finally worked my way to the final details of the pegs, nut, bridge, and strings. I had decided to go traditional and install violin pegs. It would really look sharp, but make it more difficult to get into exact tune. To help alleviate this, I allowed for the installation of fine tuning beads at the …

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Down the Home Stretch

 Thanks to careful design, everything is fitting together nicely.             The first coat of polyurethane. This’ll be finished sometime this weekend.  

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Putting It All Together

With the peghead completed, it was time to do some shaping, adding sound holes and gluing things together.

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