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Blue Lion's office is now closed on Fridays; you're welcome to email or leave a message on the answer machine and we'll respond as soon as possible, usually the following day. Please note that we will ALWAYS return your call if you leave a voice mail; however, if your voice mail box is full, or we get the message that your voice mailbox has not been set up (this has been happening all too often) there's not much we can do.  If you don't hear from us within a couple of days please check your voice mail box to make sure it's accepting calls, or send us an email. Likewise, if you don't get an email response, check your spam folder.  We don't ever ignore your calls or emails--they're important to us and we do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.



Update: 9/1/19 


We are finishing up our current run of dulcimers and hope to be able to ship them out to our wonderfully patient customers before the end of this month! While Janita is gone all next week, Robert will be working on finishing the lacquering and if every thing goes well we should be able to start setting them up the following week.  If you have a dulcimer being built for you in this run Janita will be in touch with you in a couple of weeks to give you a status report.

If you have an instrument on order and are waiting for us to start work on it, you'll be receiving an email from us as to when we expect to start work on it (possibly October) and to verify the details of your order.  Janita should be able to send out those emails out by the last week of September or first part of October.

And finally, if you're on our waitlist, we expect to be able to notify you sometime in October as to when we hope to schedule building your instrument.

Thank you all for being so gracious and patient.


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 a "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 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

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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!

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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


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.]



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.