favorite
favorite
hide
unhide
flag

Posted

print

Handcrafted Mountain Dulcimer Folkcraft kit?? instrument - Natural - $94 (Athens GA)

Handcrafted Mountain Dulcimer Folkcraft kit?? instrument - Natural 1 thumbnailHandcrafted Mountain Dulcimer Folkcraft kit?? instrument - Natural 2 thumbnailHandcrafted Mountain Dulcimer Folkcraft kit?? instrument - Natural 3 thumbnailHandcrafted Mountain Dulcimer Folkcraft kit?? instrument - Natural 4 thumbnailHandcrafted Mountain Dulcimer Folkcraft kit?? instrument - Natural 5 thumbnailHandcrafted Mountain Dulcimer Folkcraft kit?? instrument - Natural 6 thumbnail
11661 Commerce Rd

google map

condition: good
make / manufacturer: Handcrafted by Elmo Allen

more ads by this user

For sale is a used Handcrafted 4 string Teardrop shape Mountain Dulcimer in a natural satin finish. Appears to be solid wood, not sure what kind. This beautiful instrument was hand made by Elmo Allen of Prestonsburg, KY. It has a brass plaque on the back of the headstock with his name and the town. I could not find out much about the maker, but a member from a Dulcimer group suggested an identical looking dulcimer resembled a Folkcraft (Winsted CT) model.

Simple elegant design with continuous headstock/fingerboard and solid top with f-holes. Like many dulcimers, the frets are set directly into the wood fingerboard which has an unusual angular tail. Headstock has open-geared tuners with white buttons. Fingerboard has wood nut and bridge. No label inside soundhole.

Approximate length 36”, lower bout 6¾”, depth 1¾” - weight 2lb.

The most common dulcimer shape is the hourglass known for its rich bass sound. This teardrop shaped dulcimer produces a lighter tone that blends well in bluegrass ensembles. Don't confuse this quality instrument with a cheap kit, plywood or mass produced dulcimer.

See improv video of a dulcimer made by Elmo Allen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=jcHNglnQvt0

This dulcimer is in very good condition with minimal small dings, scuffs and light scratches See photos.

Please rescue this dulcimer from the boring lonely life of a wall hanger in my house and make it sing!!! If this dulcimer was built using a Folkcraft kit (late 1980's), just look online what Folkcraft dulcimers go for. Would make a nice addition to any instrument collection.

Includes Dulcimer ONLY.

Note: I will be selling this item along with several other guitars and amps sometime soon at J&J Flea Market, 11661 Commerce Rd, Athens, Georgia. 30607

If a serious buyer, I will also consider a private sale or POSSIBLE TRADE within Athens, only.

post id: 7744225354

posted:

updated:

best of [?]

loading
reading
writing
saving
searching