ORDER STATUS UPDATE
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.
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 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.