Mountain Dulcimers - Hourglass Dulcimers
The Mountain Dulcimer is one of the easiest stringed instruments in the world to play, as anyone who can hum or sing a tune can learn to play it on the dulcimer: A diatonic fret scale makes the mountain dulcimer a great instrument for playing melodies. It is not limited to this most basic playing style. These hand-made acoustic instruments produce a sweet, soothing sound, and in the hands of experienced players, the mountain dulcimer becomes a very multifaceted stringed instrument.
As a Luthier who loves to build custom made dulcimers, Gernandt hand crafts four Standard Models, each having its own unique blend of aesthetics and voicing: Concert Dulcimer, Hourglass Dulcimer, Teardrop Dulcimer, and other dulcimers.
The hand crafted Hourglass Dulcimer
The Hourglass Dulcimer is a proven design with well-balanced tone and volume. It has a 27.5-inch scale length. The aesthetics and tone of this model have made it the most popular among players.
It comes standard with four strings (double melody, single middle, and single bass). Gernandt hand-crafted stringed instruments are far from standard. Intricate inlay, details, and wood selection makes every mountain dulcimer unique and one-of-a-kind. Other string options are available.
All mountain dulcimers come with the six and one half fret. Additional frets are available on request.
If you are interested in speaking with Bob Gernandt about a hand crafted hourglass dulcimer, please feel free to call us at 828-488-1144, or contact us by email here.