Dulcimer Hammers and Stands

The material on the face of the  hammers makes an enormous difference to the sound produced when you strike the strings.

Bare wood for a strident, loud and long ringing sounds.  Great for playing in the open air and in sessions where you can be drowned out by the other instruments.

Leather for a softer, mellow sound.  I use the shiny side for a louder sound and the softer underside for a more mellow and softer sound.  Great for accompanying singing.

Here are some of the hammers I make.

These normall weigh in at 8-9 grams  and can be double faced with leather, or one side leather and the other wood.

These weigh in at around 7-8 grams and have a single single leather and wood face.

These light weigh hammers weigh in at 5-6 gramms and have a single leather and wood face.

And just for fun I have some of these:

They are not for fast playing but with care you can play a tune or two!

Hammers are £30 a pair and are individually made.  I usually sell these at dulcimer and folk events.

I can also send you some sets for you to try.  You pay a returnable deposit , then return to me the ones you don’t want, you just pay for postage one way and the hammers you keep.  Contact me with your requirements.

I make scissor stands suitable for sitting and playing. I make them in Ash,  Beech or Pine, but can make them in any wood you desire, just contact me with your request and I will see what I can do!   Prices start at £90.

They are simple and lightweight, no point having a light dulcimer and a heavy stand!

Seated Hammered Dulcimer stand by Dulcimer Heaven

Seated Hammered Dulcimer stand by Dulcimer Heaven

Hammered Dulcimer stand by Dulcimer Heaven
Hammered Dulcimer stand by Dulcimer Heaven