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* * *   IN STOCK Updated 7/1/15  * * *

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LATEST NEWS


STOLEN BLUE LION GUITAR

Please keep your eyes and ears open for any sign of this instrument.  It was stolen in late June in Washington state.  It is a Blue Lion Style B1, serial number 26, dated May 9, 1990.  It has koa back and sides and a Western red cedar top.

Blue Lion Koa Guitar
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If you have any information please contact us immediately.

Thanks for your help!


SHIPPING DEPARTMENT CLOSED 8/6 - 8/17

It's festival season, and the Shipping Department (a.k.a. Janita) will be closed from August 6th through the 17th. No orders will ship during this time as Janita will be at John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina.  If you need to order accessories, books and cd's or are thinking of ordering one of our in stock instruments, please plan accordingly. 

In addition, if you email us for information or to place an order, Janita will not have access to email (or the time to reply); please don't feel ignored--Robert has his hands full and will do his best with the email but he can't always take care of it on top of everything else.

We appreciate your understanding!


We are diligently working on the current run of instruments and are hoping to have them finished up in the next month. The next production run has no more openings for orders (!) as we are at our production capacity; orders placed now will be put into the last run of the year which will start in late fall/early winter.


NEW PRICES FOR 2015

We've absorbed a lot of price increases for both materials and shipping over the past several years in an effort to keep our instruments affordable but it's finally gotten to the point where, reluctantly, we have to make some adjustments.

Prices will be going up on some models effective 1/1/15 (click on Current Price List for pdf) and we are no longer able to offer a flat shipping rate for instruments. 

SHIPPING COST INCREASE

UPS has begun to start charging by "dimensional weight" (the size of the package) when it is more than the actual weight of a package so our shipping costs are going to increase across the board. In order to make this as fair as possible we are going to begin charging what UPS charges us which will vary by zone. We'll still be paying for the packaging, insurance and myriad delivery surcharges so you will still be paying less than the actual cost to ship. 


OUR WOOD SOURCES

Articles are appearing in the media concerning the illegal harvesting and use of East Indian Rosewood and othe exotic hardwood species.  We buy all of our rosewood through a licensed importer; and as with all of the woods we use at Blue Lion, our rosewood is CITES certified and legally imported. 

Jean Ritchie
1922 - 2015

Thank you for all you have done for the music and the mountain dulcimer.


To honor the memory of this amazing woman, please share your music with others.


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NEW & NOTEWORTHY


STARDUST

Janita Baker's new recording is here! Featuring mostly instrumental solos, this recording features the standard, bass and 5 string AJ baritone dulcimer.

As a special bonus, order Stardust and choose another of our CD's for $10.00.

See Books & Recordings page for details

 


THE HOT ROD SLEIGH

A collection of holiday songs, some traditional, some new, and several songs with holiday lyrics to popular songs.  It is definitely NOT about hot rods, but rather a musical celebration of the joys of the season.

Order this album with any other of our CD's and get it for $10.00.

click here for more album info