ORDER STATUS UPDATE
We are well into work on the current "Fall" production run; if your instrument is included in this build we have already been in touch with you to let you know work has begun.
We have also contacted our customers whose instruments will be included in the first run of 2020 and are verifying the details of their instrument orders; we are hoping to be able to build one or two more dulcimers from the waitlist for this run but need to confirm the above first before we can add to the build list. As promised, we are contacting our waitlisted customers by chronological order of the date they contacted us.
If you have an instrument on order and are waiting to finalize the details on the order, we are still too far out from being able to schedule which run after the first run of the year will include your order so please hang in there--it shouldn't be too much longer before we can give you a fairly reliable estimate of when we can start work on your dulcimer order.
Thank you all for being so gracious and patient.
TEMPORARY PAUSE IN ACCEPTING ORDERS
Due to an unfortunate series of health issues we are running behind on our production schedule by about eight months. When you're a two person shop and one of us goes out with an injury it obviously affects all of our projected timelines. As such, we are temporarily suspending accepting any new orders until we can get caught up.
We are keeping an "Order Wait List" for those of you who are wanting to place an order. We are hoping to be able to contact those on the wait list sometime towards the end of this year (if not sooner) to let you know in which run we plan to schedule the dulcimer order and to firm up the details on that order if you are still interested. If you'd like to be added to our waitlist, you can email us with what model you are considering and I'll add your name to that list. We don't need specifics other than model, wood choice (or, if you're still undecided, which wood for the back and sides you are considering), and if you want binding. That tells us enough to allocate a slot for your order in a specific run.
Also, if we hear of a used Blue Lion available for sale that is similar to what you are looking for we can forward you the details if you are hoping to get an instrument sooner than later.
We have neither the desire nor intention of retiring any time soon so rest assured Blue Lion is NOT closing its doors. We are still building dulcimers and plan to keep on as long as we can; we are just not able to build as many or build them as quickly as we used to. 42 years of building guitars and dulcimers have taken its toll on our joints!
We thank you for your understanding and patience; as soon as we know more we'll post updates on this page.