Demystifying the Hammered Dulcimer
 
Teach A Tune - Learn to play the hammered dulcimer
Click here to learn more about Teach A Tune Videos and written music for tunes commonly played in the hammered dulcimer community.

Songbird Dulcimers News, Innovations, Deals


ANNOUNCING A REVOLUTION IN HAMMERED DULCIMER CONSTRUCTION!  A brand new idea.  Solid wood tops composed of multiple narrow boards connected by tight fitting tongue and groove joints which allow the tops to adjust to humidity changes without stress.

Read all about it!  We have three new models that use the system
.  16/15 Finch, 17/16/8 Finch Chromatic, and 14/13/8 Sparrow Compact Chromatic solid top hammered dulcimers. All the Warbler models will be replaced with a better dulcimer, the Finch Chromatic Pro with solid Honduras Mahogany top.  Coming late July. Click here to learn about the 16/15 Finch or click here to learn about the 17/16/8 Finch Chromatic

Spring Sale! $100.00 off on 16/15 Phoebe Natural Complete Packages.  $499.00 is the price from 5 years ago. Take advantage and start playing the hammered dulcimer on the best entry level instrument.  Sale lasts until June 30th.  This will be our best sale of the year, see the Phoebe page for complete details. 

 

Music Lovers Specializing in All Things Hammered Dulcimer


Welcome to Songbird Dulcimers, and to the hammered dulcimer community! There is a very rich and vibrant world of folks just like you out there who play the dulcimer. So if you are new, on behalf of everybody, welcome!

It is our company mission to help people make beautiful music. We believe our quality hand-crafted instruments are the best sounding, most durable, most stable hammered dulcimers available at any price. We want to see folks happy playing music, and to spread their happiness into the world through the gift of music, so if we can help you in any way, let us know!
 
Melanie and Chris Foss, craftsmen and owners of Songbird Dulcimers







Discover our products through the Instruments tab, select what you like and hit Buy Now which will take you to our Online Store. We provide a wide selection, as well as all the necessary accessories. If you are looking for a used instrument, check out our Special Offers. We do direct shipping to you, but also have various Dealers who carry our products if you’d like to try before you buy.  You can also come to the workshop and try different models if you like, but let us know in advance so we have some ready for you to look at.

After you’ve purchased your dulcimer, we would love to hear more from you! You can drop us a note through the contact form, call, or stop by and see us (make sure we are there first). Let us know how it is going!

To see and hear our instruments in action, including some helpful how-to and tuning videos: Check out our Video resources page, or subscribe to our YouTube channel. You can also learn new folk, hymn, celtic, and bluegrass songs of varying skill levels through Teach-a-Tune. If you'd like to learn how to play, we are happy to present some of our favorite teachers' Instructional Videos. Want to find someone to play with? We have compiled a list of teacher, community, and festival links to get you involved in the dulcimer world. After all, the hammered dulcimer is a social animal, it is better with friends!

 
Happy Hammering!
Chris and Melanie Foss
Hammered Dulcimer Videos & Resources - View instructional videos on tuning, adjusting bridges & more. Also download tuning diagrams.
Check out our Shop Notes to learn more about hammered dulcimers, their design and construction.
Have questions about hammered dulcimers? We'd love to talk with you. Give us a call or contact us online.
 
 

Instruments & Accessories


We take pride in our hand-crafted instruments. We carefully select and cure materials in our climate-controlled shop.

We are confident your Songbird Dulcimer will last you many years and bring many hours of joy and pleasure.

Click the links at the right to view in-depth dulcimer information.
 

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