30th Anniversary Custom Rosewood Dulcimer
To celebrate Blue Lion's 30th Anniversary in 2007, we built a one-of-a-kind dulcimer. It was built with 30 year old bookmatched Brazilian rosewood back and sides, scroll peghead, and a 30 year old spruce top.
We have received many inquiries about this instrument and built several more based on its specifications: while we do not have any more of the 30 year old spruce, we do have premium quality spruce that has been in our shop, air drying, for at least 25 years, and a few sets of Brazilian rosewood which are also at least 30 years old.
In addition to the spruce top and Brazilian rosewood body, the instrument features an ebony fretboard, blue paua shell tree of life inlay, bookmatched curly maple binding and purfling, inlaid marquetry backstrip, bone nut and saddle, gold Schaller planetary tuners, ƒ-heart soundholes and high gloss, hand-rubbed lacquer finish.
Price: similar to the instrument pictured with options listed above: $3200.00 on up, case and shipping not included. Please note that many of the options, such as the gloss finish and extensive tree of life inlay add a significant cost to the instrument. The instrument can also be ordered with a different inlay and/or a Western red cedar top, East Indian rosewood back and sides in place of Brazilian rosewood and other custom options which could lower the cost.
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