Spears Instrument Thistlegate Music
Finely crafted hammered dulcimers and hammer dulcimer music 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.
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, but nowadays he turns out a smaller number--adding to the mystique. Order Spears CDs from CD Baby, Amazon.com, or print an order form to order via mail.
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 (he also enjoys dismantling and rebuilding Volvos) who has the finely-tuned ear of a musician. He also makes beautiful hammered dulcimer music.
A North 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
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