Butterfly Dulcimer by Joellen Lapidus
East Indian Rosewood sides and Back, European Spruce Top, 28.5" fretscale with ebony overlay, Peghead and Soundholes inlayed with mother of pearl, red, green and black abalone
Comes with a custom hard shell case.

Butterfly Dulcimer by Joellen Lapidus East Indian Rosewood sides and Back, European Spruce Top, 28.5" fretscale with ebony overlay, Peghead and Soundholes inlayed with mother of pearl, red, green and black abalone Comes with a custom hard shell case.

USED Warren May  Tulip Poplar Dulcimer with 26 3/4" fretscale and "Fat Cat" pickup

USED Warren May Tulip Poplar Dulcimer with 26 3/4" fretscale and "Fat Cat" pickup

Cherry/Redwood McSpadden Dulcimer with 26" micarta fretboard overlay.

Cherry/Redwood McSpadden Dulcimer with 26" micarta fretboard overlay.

"Wink Dulcimer" designed by Kevin Roth and built by McSpadden Dulcimer Company
26" Fret Scale, Soundhole design by Robert Worth, Cherry back and sides, Redwood Top. Micarta fretboard overlay
Comes with a free Dulci-Meditation lesson by Kevin Roth himself!

"Wink Dulcimer" designed by Kevin Roth and built by McSpadden Dulcimer Company 26" Fret Scale, Soundhole design by Robert Worth, Cherry back and sides, Redwood Top. Micarta fretboard overlay Comes with a free Dulci-Meditation lesson by Kevin Roth himself!

Walnut/Sycamore McSpadden Dulcimer with 26" fretscale

Walnut/Sycamore McSpadden Dulcimer with 26" fretscale

6 STRING BUTTERFLY DULCIMER

BY JOELLEN LAPIDUS

             The Butterfly Dulcimer was designed for dulcimer artist Kevin Roth. I built two of them. Kevin's dulcimer lives with him in San Diego and the 2nd one, pictured here, is for sale. They are both 6 string dulcimers that can be set up in multiple ways to suit the player. 

                 Kevin's dulcimer is set up with 4 equidistant strings.  The   bass and melody strings are doubled, with 2 individual middle strings.  The bridge is slotted to allow you to set up the dulcimer as a standard 4 string dulcimer: with a single bass, a single middle, and double melody strings.  Or it can be set up with the bass, middle and melody strings all doubled.  It features a 27.5" fret scale.

                 The back, sides, peghead and tailpiece are all 40 year old East Indian Rosewood.  The top is European Spruce cut from a 45 year old cello block.  I've had those woods in my possession since 1971. The inlays feature mother of pearl, blue/green, red, and black abalone, ebony, and semi-precious stone composites. The fingerboard is Honduran Mahogany covered with an ebony overlay. All inlay designs are original, however the peghead butterfly is a rendering of a real butterfly from South America.

The dulcimer comes with the pictured custom hard shell case. 

$4000                                   

If interested contact me through the website or email me at lapidusmusic@aol.com .

 

 

 

McSPADDEN CHERRY AND REDWOOD DULCIMER WITH MICARTA FRETBOARD OVERLAY, 26" FRETSCALE AND MOTHER OF PEARL FRET MARKERS

   This McSpadden cherry and redwood dulcimer has an  exceptional full, clear sound, making it perfect for both strumming and picking. It has the signature McSpadden  low smooth action and the smaller 26" fret scale. The elegant  matched figured cherry back, black micarta fretboard overlay and mother of pearl fret markers and makes this dulcimer uniquely beautiful..  It comes with the sturdy  McSpadden padded case, beginner's book, picks and noter. 

$575

 BEAUTIFUL WALNUT BACK AND SIDES AND FIGURED SYCAMORE TOP

26" FRETSCALE  McSPADDEN DULCIMER

           This is an absolutely wonderful traditional McSpadden mountain dulcimer.   It has a a full bright crisp sound that lends itself to either strumming or picking styles of playing. It comes with a 26" fretscale and a 1 3/8' wide fretboard and  perfectly smooth low action.

           The back is a stunning matched set of walnut.  The soundboard is speckled sycamore.  It comes with McSpadden's signature padded case, book and noter.

$515.00