Dulcimers

More dulcimers will be available soon. I have several in progress.

Dulcimer #185 – $1300 

Three string dulcimer with quartersawn figured cherry soundboard, back, peghead, fingerboard, and sides, walnut binding around the soundboard, 25 7/8″ scale length including 1 1/2, 6 1/2, and 13 1/2 frets, and black Gotoh tuners. This dulcimer has a warm, clear sound with rich midrange, set up to play easily and accurately in D-A-D, but can be set up for other tunings on request.

Dulcimer 185 front
Dulcimer 185 back
Dulcimer 185 detail

Dulcimer # 186 – $1200

Three string dulcimer with a spruce soundboard, walnut back, sides, and peghead, curly walnut fingerboard, and lacewood (sometimes called snakewood) binding around the soundboard, 25 7/8? scale length including 1 1/2, 6 1/2, and 13 1/2 frets, and black Gotoh tuners. This dulcimer has a warm, clear sound with rich midrange, set up to play easily and accurately in D-A-D, but can be set up for other tunings on request.

Dulcimer by Doug Berch 186 front
Dulcimer by Doug Berch 186 side
Dulcimer by Doug Berch 186 back

My goal as a dulcimer maker is to combine the best qualities of traditional dulcimers with classic lutherie to build dulcimers that are responsive, expressive and easy to play.

My standard dulcimers feature fine quartersawn tonewoods, binding around the soundboard, high quality tuning machines and a comfortable 25 7/8″ or 27 1/2″ scale length with 19 frets including the 1 1/2, 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 frets. Additional frets, particular frets left out, and fully chromatic fingerboards are available options.

Standard models start at $1200.

Baritone dulcimers (Can also be a long scale instrument in D-A-D or similar tuning) start at $1300.

My instruments have a limited lifetime warranty to the original owner.

If ordering one of my dulcimers and having it shipped, you can try it for three days to make sure you like it and have the option to return it for a full refund minus shipping costs. (I haven’t had one come back yet!)

Please inquire if you are interested in knowing about dulcimers currently in progress. 

You can see frequent photos of dulcimers in progress on Instagram.

A Gallery of Previously Sold Dulcimers

Dulcimer #181 by Doug Berch - top view
Dulcimer #181 by Doug Berch - back view
Dulcimer #181 by Doug Berch - side view
Dulcimer 175 by Doug Berch - Spruce, figured mahogany and zircote
Dulcimer 175 by Doug Berch - back
Chromatic dulcimer in spruce walnut and zircote - front
Chromatic dulcimer in spruce walnut and zircote - back
Appalachian mountain dulcimer curly walnut and zircote made by Doug Berch - dulcimer builder
Appalachian mountain dulcimer - curly walnut and zircote made by Doug Berch - dulcimer maker
Dulcimers by Doug Berch - monkey is to show actual size of dulcimers
Dulcimer #143 by Doug Berch - curly maple - front
Dulcimer #143 by Doug Berch - curly maple - back
Dulcimer #143 by Doug Berch - curly maple - side
Dulcimer #132 by Doug Berch - walnut - top
Dulcimer #132 by Doug Berch - walnut - back
Dulcimer #132 by Doug Berch - walnut -side
Dulcimer #120 by Doug Berch - cherry - top
Dulcimer #120 by Doug Berch - cherry - back

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Doug Berch dulcimer maker