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Style IStyle IIJean RitchieForce d'Ossché 6 StringBassBaritoneAcoustic Jam Soprano

Bass Dulcimer & Baritone Dulcimer

Bass • Baritone

(shown with "dark" Western red cedar top, walnut back and sides; strung with three strings per custom order)
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We offer two styles of the Blue Lion bass dulcimer — the Bass (BD) and the Baritone (BarD).

Our bass dulcimer was designed with the ensemble player in mind, and indeed the bass has proven itself in group situations as well as a lead solo instrument. The bass is tuned an octave lower than the standard dulcimer; all standard dulcimer tab may be played on the bass as it uses the same tunings.

The baritone is usually tuned a fourth lower (AEAA), which puts it in the key of A; it can be capoed in the 3rd fret to play in the key of D, or can be retuned to reverse Ionian ADAA to play in the key of D.

Both models come standard with walnut back and sides and a Western red cedar top.

Scroll peghead not available.

Prices & Options

BD Bass - $750.00

BarD Baritone- $750.00




Sitka Spruce top..........$100.00

Back & sides wood options:

  • Curly Maple - $100.00
  • Figured cherry - $150.00
  • East Indian Rosewood - $300.00

Bookmatched binding, purfling,  & matching tailpiece - $300.00

Backstrip - $50.00 (currently available only with rosewood back and sides)

Heart soundholes - $40.00

ƒ-Heart soundholes  - $150.00

Additional options: see Custom Options

Specifications for Bass or Baritone
Dimensions for Bass or Baritone
  • Bookmatched back and sides of solid walnut
  • Bookmatched Western red cedar top
  • Satin lacquer finish
  • Honduras mahogany fingerboard, rosewood overlay
  • Mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays
  • Ebony nut and saddle
  • Flat peghead; guitar style "mini" tuners

  • Scale length: 27 1/2"
  • Overall length: 37 3/4"
  • Overall height: 3"
  • Width: 8 1/4"
  • Depth of body: 2 3/8"
  • Width of fingerboard: 1 1/2"