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* * *  As of  May 1, we have no instruments in stock * * *


Blue Lion's office is now closed on Fridays; you're welcome to leave a message on the answer machine and we'll return your call as soon as possible (usually on Saturday or Sunday).  If you prefer to email, we'll reply on Saturday whenever possible. Thanks!

BLUE LION HOME PAGE NEWS

LATEST NEWS

IMPORTANT - READ FIRST

ORDERING AND SHIPPING DEPARTMENT CLOSED –9/7 through 9/18

Blue Lion's Shipping Department (aka Janita) will be closed while Janita is teaching the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina.  Orders placed during this time can't be acknowledged and will not ship until after September 19th.

In addition, Robert (who will be handling everything here at Blue Lion and at home with no help from anyone and certainly not the cats!) may not be able to respond to emails or voice mails promptly but he will do his best. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

 

TEMPORARY PAUSE IN ACCEPTING ORDERS

Due to an unfortunate series of injuries we are running behind on our current production run and realize that the time frame for all future production runs is going to be affected.  When you're a two person shop and one of us goes out with an injury it obviously affects all of our projected timelines. 

We don't know how long it will take to resolve this situation and can't predict when the current run will be finished (although we are still working on the instruments as we are able) or when the subsequent runs will begin.

We are temporarily suspending accepting any new orders until we have a better idea of what the next several months will do to our work schedule.  We have neither the desire nor intention of retiring any time soon so rest assured Blue Lion is NOT closing its doors.

We thank you for your understanding and patience; as soon as we know more we'll post updates on this page.


INLAY WORKSHOP

Many of our customers have inquired as to how the inlays are done and expressed an interest in learning more about this art.  Janita will be teaching a week long workshop in inlay for luthiers, woodworkers and jewelers at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC from September 9th through the 14th, 2018.

The class is limited to 8 participants and there are a few openings left. For more information go to:

https://classes.folkschool.org 

and enter the term "inlay" in the search box.

Feel free to contact Janita directly if you have questions or need more information.


*** CD SALE ***

All CD's are on sale for $10.00. You can order them online and we'll get them shipped out asap! Click here to start shopping:  Books & Recordings


 

BLUE LION GIFT CERTIFICATE

If you are shopping for a gift we're now happy to offer you the option of a gift certificate. You can fill it in for a dulcimer or any of our accessories, books or cd's or let the lucky recipient decide just how to spend it.

Click here to download a pdf file for a Blue Lion Gift Certificate. [Note: this is a printable certificate and has no monetary value – downloading the file will not incur a charge. You can fill in the amount and details as you like.]

Hummingbirds at Blue Lion

We are lucky to have lots of "hummers" and several different species including Costas, Black Chinned, Allen's, Rufous and Calliope.

(click on photo for enlarged version)



Current Weather at Blue Lion

Weather Underground PWS KCASANTA152

To view more details on our current weather click on the above icon


ONLINE SALES

We are now offering online sales for books, recordings and small accessories through PayPal. Please note that you do NOT need a PayPal account to place an order; you can use your VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit card as well.

Instruments are not available for sale online (you must contact us by email or phone to place an order for a dulcimer or guitar).

Information about ordering online is included at the top of the Books & Recordings and the Accessories pages. 


OUR WOOD SOURCES

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