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Blue Lion's office is now closed on Fridays; you're welcome to leave a message on the answer machine and we'll return your call as soon as possible (usually on Saturday or Sunday).  If you prefer to email, we'll reply on Saturday whenever possible. Thanks!

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LATEST NEWS

ORDERING AND SHIPPING DEPARTMENT CLOSED  May 16 - May 27, 2019

Blue Lion's Shipping Department (aka Janita) will be closed while Janita is teaching at the John C. Campbell Folk School "Dulcimer Celebrations".  Orders placed during this time can't be acknowledged and will not ship until after November 27th.

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.


Update: 4/24/19

We have been working on the current run of instruments as health will allow--a virus put us both out of commission for several weeks in April but we're on the mend and back to work!

We are currently beginning the lacquering process and hope to have that finished (for all but the gloss finishes) in the next two weeks.   We know you're all tired of hearing this, but we are truly doing our best and thank you so very much for your patience.

TEMPORARY PAUSE IN ACCEPTING ORDERS

Due to an unfortunate series of health issues we are running behind on our production schedule by several 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. 

We don't know how long it will take to resolve this situation and because of that we cannot predict when we can begin a scheduled run until the current run is shipped.

As such, we are temporarily suspending accepting any new orders until we have a better idea of what the next several months will do to our work schedule. 

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.


*** 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.]

Spring at Blue Lion

wildflowers

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It's been a glorious spring and we have an abundance of wildflowers everywhere you look!  This photo was taken just up the road from Blue Lion at a place called Shell Creek--these flower fields stretch for as far as the eye can see and this is an especially good year for the bloom.



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. 


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.