Timbre Hill Dulcimer Models
Timbre Hill Dulcimers are made using three different internal forms which result in three different styles or models. These forms consistently determine the width of the waist and upper and lower bouts. Individual dulcimers will vary in over-all length and depth of sides to accommodate considerations of voice. Depth of sides varies from 2 to 2 1/2. I use 25 and 27 VSL (vibrating string lengththat is, the distance from the nut to the bridge.) In a very unimaginative way, I call these three styles Form A, Form B and Form C. The fretboards on all three models contain 16 frets and include the 6 ½ and 13 ½ frets. The standard fretboard is 1.5" wide and .75" high.
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Prices / Options / Ordering / Return Policy
Options, prices (and other fussy details)the price of any model dulcimer is $425. Although I primarily work with the hourglass shape, teardrop-shaped instruments are available at no extra cost. Likewise, there is no price difference between guitar and scroll heads. Ping or Grover tuners are used.
Custom orders are welcomed. Due to the fact that custom orders require considerable discussion and conversation, a nominal fee of $20 is charged. A deposit of $150 is requested before work starts on a custom model.
The customer is asked to pay the actual shipping costs along with a $15 packaging/handling fee.
Additional options are priced as follows:
Timbre Hill looks forward to building a dulcimer for you. As each dulcimer is built and setup especially for you, I will only take an order by phone or email. Timbre Hill does accept major credit cards through PayPal.
A primary goal at Timbre Hill is a happy and satisfied customer (and hopefully a happy and satisfied builder.) Im always happy to talk about and resolve any issues that might create reservations on the part of the customer. And the dulcimers can be returned (within seven days) if the customer so desires. The customer will re-package, and ship the dulcimer (adequately insured) at their expense. I hold myself responsible for any failures in workmanship or materials as long as the dulcimer remains with the original owner.