Thursday, May 25, 2017

June 16/15 Phoebe Sale! Complet Outfit $539.00 with free shipping!
This offer is for Natural 16/15 Phoebe Complete outfit ordered in June 2017.  The regular price is $599.00 plus $25.00 shipping, so $539.00 total is an $85.00 savings. 

You can get the particulars on all of our models on our web site,

The total is $539.00 for the outfit with free shipping to anywhere in the 48 continental United States.  To take advantage of this deal, you can place your order on our web site, or you can call us with your order and a credit card number.  Or you can call us or email with your order then put a check in the mail, or I can email you a paypal invoice.  Whichever seems best to you. 

If you aren't comfortable with using the shopping cart online, you can call us with your order and a credit card number, or you can email us or call us with your order and put a check in the mail. 

The 16/15 Phoebe is of course the best entry level hammered dulcimer made.  Not only does it sound wonderful (clear as a bell is one of the comments we have heard), but it is durable and with legendary tuning stability.  The link above goes to one being demonstrated, so you can clearly hear how it sounds.

The complete outfit includes everything one should need to learn and play the hammered dulcimer; the instrument, case, the stand of your choice (whether to play seated or standing), good double face hammers, T- handle tuning wrench, Chromatic electronic tuner, and Mel Bay's You Can Teach Yourself Hammered Dulcimer book/ online video.  

If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to email or call.   My cell is 563-571-5296, and Melanie's is 563-260-7877.  The email address is

Chris Foss

Friday, February 10, 2017

Rick Thum 16/16 good condition plus case, hammers, tuning wrench $950.00

This is a real good Rick Thum 16/16 from October, 2000.  It is number 92 in Rick's series.  It plays great and holds its tune really well, comes with a very good case, hammers, tuning wrench and some misc. papers  from the original purchase.  It was owned by Vickie Brittain in Wisconsin, and she played it a lot.  I have tried to show all the little nicks which are just normal wear on a well loved instrument.  The name medallion on the upper rail is peel and stick, so should come off fairly easily, but there will be a shadow from it on the cherry wood.  You might get something with your own name made to put in its place.  Vickie passed away 5 years ago, and her son Steve Berg brought it to us to sell for him.  There is no one in the family who is interested in it, so best thing to do with an instrument of this caliber is get it into the hands of someone who appreciates it.  Steve wants $950 for it, but will probably come down.  If you are interested, give us a call.  My number is 563-571-5296.  Melanie's is 563-260- 7877.  Or email us