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ACCESSORIES

Strings / Fingerboard Oil / Humidifier / Bridge Pins / Strap Buttons / Fingerpicks / Flatpicks /
Dulcimer Stand / Mouse Pad


How to String Your Dulcimer Diagram / Instrument Care Pamphlet

 

IMPORTANT - READ FIRST

ORDERING AND SHIPPING DEPARTMENT CLOSED – 5/5 through 5/15

Blue Lion's Shipping Department (aka Janita) will be closed while Janita is teaching at the John C. Campbell Folk School.  Orders placed during this time can't be acknowledged and will not ship until after  May 15th.

In addition, Bob (who will be handling everything here at Blue Lion and at home) may not be able to return emails or voice mails promptly but he will do his best. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

ORDERING INFORMATION FOR THIS PAGE

Dulcimers are NOT available to order online. If an item does not have an "add to cart" button next to it, it is not available to order online--you'll have to contact us by phone or email. 

Sorry, no online international sales for accessories accepted at this time; please call or email us.

We do our best to have all items in stock and ready to ship when your order arrives. If we cannot ship your order within five days we will notify you. If Janita is out of town (she's the shipping department) your order will ship when she returns.  You can always check her calendar to see her schedule.

Shipping Charges: all accessories ordered and shipped with an instrument will ship at no extra charge with the exception of the dulcimer stand or in the rare instance where an accessory order is too large to fit into the same box as the instrument.  In that case, additional shipping charges will apply as noted below.

— Please see our Shipping Rates page for shipping costs of accessories ordered without an instrument and not online —

BLUE LION DULCIMER STRINGS
Type
Description
Gauges
Price
Standard
Loop end strings with bronze wound bass string
.012; .012; .014; .024w
$5.00
 
Four Equidistant
Loop end strings with bronze wound bass string
.012; .014; .014; .024w
$5.00
Six String
Loop end strings with bronze wound bass string
.012/.012; .014/.014; .024w/.024w
$8.00
Six String
Ball end strings with bronze wound bass string
.012/.012; .014/.014; .024w/.024w
$8.00
Bass
Ball end strings; silvered steel and bronze wound
.024w; .028w; .032w; .052w
$8.00
Baritone
Ball end strings; silvered steel and bronze wound
.016/.016; .024w; .032w
$8.00
Six String Bass
Ball end strings; silvered steel and bronze wound
.012/.024w; .016/.032w; .024w/.052w
$9.00
Acoustic Jam
Ball end strings; silvered steel and bronze wound
.012/.012; .014; .024w
$7.00
Acoustic Jam Five String - Baritone
Ball end strings; silvered steel and bronze wound
.012; .014; .016; .024w; .032w
$8.00
Acoustic Jam Five String - Bass
Ball end strings; silvered steel and bronze wound
.012; .014; .024; .032w; .052w
$9.00
Soprano
Ball end strings: silvered steel and bronze wound
.012, .012, .014, .024w
$7.00

click to download the How To String Your Dulcimer  pdf file

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INSTRUMENT CARE & ACCESSORIES

Click to download our Instrument Care Brochure pdf file


DR. DUCK'S AX WAX
$10.00
Dr. Duck's Ax WaxAll unfinished wood is subject to drying in response to environmental factors and drying out of the fretboard can cause all sorts of problems, including cracks or loose frets. For use on unfinished fretboards, this product penetrates, moisturizes and helps to preserve the fingerboard wood. It is nontoxic and won't get sticky or develop a film; it is organic and contains no wax, silicones, abrasives or synthetic compounds. The 4 oz. bottle will last a long time and has a flip top lid for easy dispensing. This oil is our choice for maintaining and preserving rosewood and ebony fingerboards.

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HUMIDIFIER $5.00 (must ship USPS Priority mail if ordered separately)
HumidifierIn very dry environments, a humidifier may be needed to protect an instrument from excessive dryness.The Herco Guitar Humidifier is a special clay mixture in a plastic container which slowly releases moisture to prevent cracking due to drying of wood. Small enough to keep in your instrument case the humidifier lasts practically forever.


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BRIDGE PINS - $2.50 each

Bridge PinsSlotted 3° bridge pin; East Indian Rosewood with mother of pearl dot.  These are the bridge pins we use for the Acoustic Jam and Force-d'Ossché dulcimers.


CHROME STRAP BUTTONS —
$10.00 (set of two buttons with matching screws)


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GOLD STRAP BUTTONS — $12.00
(set of two buttons with matching screws)


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FINGERPICKS — $5.00


fingerpicksTwo extremely lightweight and comfortable .015 gauge nickel silver Dunlop "mini" fingerpicks and a nylon thumbpick make up this set. The fingerpicks are lighter and easier to adjust (and to get used to) than the standard gauge metal fingerpicks. The set comes in a small plastic ziploc bag for storage.


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Dunlop Nylon .88mm FLATPICKS — 6 for $3.00


fingerpicksPackage of 6 Dunlop nylon flatpicks, .88 gauge. These picks produce a clean sound whether strumming or flatpicking and are stiffer than many dulcimer flat picks, enabling the player to flatpick with greater precision and ease. The six picks come in a small plastic ziploc bag for storage.



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Dunlop MaxGrip™ .88mm FLATPICKS — 6 for $4.00


fingerpicksPackage of 6 Dunlop MaxGrip nylon flatpicks, .88 gauge. The Max-Grip™ Nylon Pick's molded gripping surface features a carefully engineered coarse grid that provides an unparalleled non-slip surface. The combination of Max-Grip™ and molded nylon material makes this the perfect pick for pickers and strummers who want extreme precision and durability—without losing control of their pick.The six picks come in a small plastic ziploc bag for storage.

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DULCIMER STAND - $195.00 (plus shipping)

Sorry--all sold out!  Check back later to see when the next run will be scheduled.

dulcimer stand

Limited production- please contact us to determine current availabililty

The Blue Lion dulcimer stand is designed to be a sturdy and elegant way to keep your instrument out and handy while still offering a relatively safe way to display it. While no stand will offer the protection you achieve when keeping the instrument in its case, many folks want their instruments out and easily available for playing at a moment's notice. For performing, it's been designed to accommodate different shapes of instruments without readjustment, so if you're playing a bass and a standard dulcimer (for instance) both will fit on the same stand.

This stand is built of solid walnut and is adjustable to fit almost any dulcimer. The Blue Lion logo is laser etched onto the face of the stand. The base and body of the stand support the instrument, while the upper arms keep the instrument from tilting one way or the other. The arms are adjustable both horizontally and vertically and are are held in place by a black three-sided knob which makes it very easy to tighten securely.

The back support is also held by another knob, so when you pick up the stand the support leg does not swing freely. This makes it easy to move the stand around without having to reset the support. The support leg features a positive stop so it cannot open further than the engineered angle.

The dulcimer rests on a felt lined base, and felt strips also protect the back of the instrument where it rests against the stand. The upper arms are covered in clear tubing which prevents the instrument from being scratched when moving it in and out of the stand.

Due to limited resources (us) this stand is a limited production item. We will try and have them in stock, however; if you're contemplating ordering one for a gift, check with us at least a month or two in advance to make sure we can have one ready.

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The Lion and the Mouse!

We are pleased to offer you a source for a beautiful mouse pad to match your Blue Lion dulcimer! Jane Mazzotta, of Moodus, Connecticut, is now crafting these high quality accessories. You can only obtain one of these directly from her. The price is $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping. (Ask her about the matching bookmark!)

Contact Jane (you'll have to write her directly) at:
dulcimermouse@hotmail.com for more information or to order one today!

Autumn mouse pad

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