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LATEST NEWS

Update: 11/5/19 


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.


Keela and the Rain Cloud

(click on photo for enlarged version)

This shot was taken this last spring while Keela was out exploring during a break in the rain.  Being a Golden, she was totally unconcerned about the prospect of getting soaked!



Current Weather at Blue Lion

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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. 

*** 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.]

 



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 rosewood and ebony are CITES certified and legally imported.