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A Spears hammer

dulcimer is made by

an expert craftsman

with the sensitive ear

of a fine musician.-

Spears Instrument Thistlegate Music

Finely crafted hammered dulcimers from North Carolina luthier Lee Spears

From the top-of-the-line Symphony Chromatic model to the astoundingly resonant European Light-Weight model, the Spears hammer dulcimer is guaranteed to have a balance of tone and volume throughout. Few can make this claim.

View pics from the shop or a dulcimer close-up.Spears hammered dulcimer

With three decades of instrument-building experience and ingenuity behind it, the Spears hammer dulcimer is a highly sought-after item.

Lee Spears has built more than 2,100 hammer dulcimers over the years.

Nowadays he turns out a smaller number--adding to the mystique.

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Special touches--a delicate mahogany tree standing in the sound hole-- make the hammered dulcimer made by this NC luthier a true collector's item.

A Spears hammer dulcimer is crafted from the perspective of an expert engineer

who has the finely-tuned ear of a musician.

(He also enjoys dismantling and rebuilding Volvos)

He also makes beautiful hammered dulcimer music

A dulcimer hammersNorth Carolina luthier, Lee Spears also makes hammers that are prized for their impeccable balance and response. They are two-sided: wood on one side gives the traditional, bright sound and the leather-trimmed side yields mellow, muted tones.

NC luthier Lee Spears makes hammer dulcimers and hammered dulcimer music.

Spears Instrument Company
(704) 637-1334