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Apple Creek Dulcimer

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This beautiful mountain dulcimer is an affordable introduction to the world of stringed instruments. A decent choice for folk song accompaniment.This student teardrop dulcimer has a laminated spruce top, back, and sides with a solid maple neck and fingerboard.

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Overview

This beautiful mountain dulcimer is an affordable introduction to the world of stringed instruments. A decent choice for folk song accompaniment.

This student teardrop dulcimer has a laminated spruce top, back, and sides with a solid maple neck and fingerboard.

Features

Laminated spruce top, back, and sides
Maple neck and fingerboard
Length: 31"
Body depth: 1-7/8"
Scale length: 24"
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Apple CreekDulcimer
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great beginner dulcimer a must have instrument.

I got this dulcimer to play some mountain music with. I really like playing this instrument. YES, it is a short scale dulcimer and YES you do need to do some set up...Read complete review

I got this dulcimer to play some mountain music with. I really like playing this instrument. YES, it is a short scale dulcimer and YES you do need to do some set up work. The nut and saddle will need to be checked to see that they are set right but ALL instruments need to be set up. That is all part of the fun. NOT a huge issue. Once that is done its time to learn some basics and you will want to at least get the Apple Creek book and a gig bag with this instrument. There are a few different tunings you can use on a dulcimer and a lot you can do with this instrument. I am using D-A-D tuning right now. YES you can get a capo for a dulcimer and it would be good to have for jam sessions unless you want to play every song in the same key all night long. This is a fun instrument and a true American instrument from Appalachia.This is a fine example of a dulcimer but keep in mind it is a beginners instrument. You will want to get a full size dulcimer as soon as you get into playing a dulcimer. This is one of the easiest instruments to play and once you get hooked you will be a dulcimer addict. This is a good thing. you can find many you tube videos on dulcimers and even festivals dedicated to the dulcimer. Learn some of those old time traditional tunes and keep em alive. this is a great starting point for mountain music and try jamming with other players of acoustic instruments. Its fun.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I would not buy this item again.

Definitely a cheap version..melody string broke as I tuned it ..bass string has frayed section that I also had to replace ..upper frets do not properly reflect notes when lower frets...Read complete review

Definitely a cheap version..melody string broke as I tuned it ..bass string has frayed section that I also had to replace ..upper frets do not properly reflect notes when lower frets are in tune.. basically wanted this to keep my fingering limbered up so will keep it for crude practice ..definitely not an instrument for quality playing..

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great beginner dulcimer a must have instrument.

By RAYMOND

from undisclosed

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • stress reliever
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • jamming
    • learning traditional mountain songs
    • Practicing

    Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

    I got this dulcimer to play some mountain music with. I really like playing this instrument. YES, it is a short scale dulcimer and YES you do need to do some set up work. The nut and saddle will need to be checked to see that they are set right but ALL instruments need to be set up. That is all part of the fun. NOT a huge issue. Once that is done its time to learn some basics and you will want to at least get the Apple Creek book and a gig bag with this instrument. There are a few different tunings you can use on a dulcimer and a lot you can do with this instrument. I am using D-A-D tuning right now. YES you can get a capo for a dulcimer and it would be good to have for jam sessions unless you want to play every song in the same key all night long. This is a fun instrument and a true American instrument from Appalachia.This is a fine example of a dulcimer but keep in mind it is a beginners instrument. You will want to get a full size dulcimer as soon as you get into playing a dulcimer. This is one of the easiest instruments to play and once you get hooked you will be a dulcimer addict. This is a good thing. you can find many you tube videos on dulcimers and even festivals dedicated to the dulcimer. Learn some of those old time traditional tunes and keep em alive. this is a great starting point for mountain music and try jamming with other players of acoustic instruments. Its fun.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again. Love the design and price.

    By Joseph Strumpeter

    from Tuscaloosa, AL

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

      Once I figured out how to tune it (DAA) I was playing away.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Outstanding for beguinners

      By An average guy

      from 'Murica

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • A little quiet

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

      The price is good, it came in prefect condition. It is quiet and hard to play along with other instruments, but this is great for practice. I have to tune it every day, but that's to be expected with almost all stringed instruments.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great instrument for beginners

      By Tracy B

      from Booneville, MS

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Wouldn't stay in tune

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

      Only complaint is the tuning pegs weren't tightened correctly. Overall a good starter instrument.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Exceeded expectations

      By SteveMKentucky

      from Austin, KY

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

      Bought this as a present for my sister. She reported that appears a lot higher quality than she expected for the price. Comes with a rudimentary noter and pick.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice instrument, especially for the price

      By Denisebrat

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

          Seems well made, and was a good purchase because I wanted to try the dulcimer without making a huge investment. If I stick with it I'll upgrade to an American made one. As I have small hands the shorter scale on this dulcimer is fine for me. The strings stay tuned, and it looks to be glued together solidly. Wish it came with strap buttons.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Well made, sounds good, great purchase.

          By Girl from the Hills

          from North Webster, Indiana

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

          Smaller size dulcimer than an hour-glass shape. Really fine workmanship. For the price this is unbeatable. The tone is not as rich as one made of walnut, or cherry, but I would buy it again.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loads of fun and easy to play

          By PAUL

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

          Is this a "good" dulcimer? I don't know because I have no experience with any dulcimer but this one. Is it fun and easy to play? Absolutely!! With a simple book or video lesson, you'll be playing tunes on the first day. Even just noodling around is fun and sounds good.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good fun for the money!

          By J A Prufrock

          from Kansas City

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

              Great fun. It's a lot more versatile than I thought it would be. Learn how to tune it (there are at least two common tunings) and start playin around!

               
              5.0

              Flipping Awesome

              By Taylor

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

              Never ever write reviews about anything but I could not be more pleased with my dulcimer. So happy!

               
              1.0

              I would not buy this item again.

              By David

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

              Definitely a cheap version..melody string broke as I tuned it ..bass string has frayed section that I also had to replace ..upper frets do not properly reflect notes when lower frets are in tune.. basically wanted this to keep my fingering limbered up so will keep it for crude practice ..definitely not an instrument for quality playing..

               
              4.0

              I would buyagain

              By James

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

              Reasonably priced entry level product

               
              4.0

              Better than Seagull Dulcimer

              By PMQ

              from Fresno Ca

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

                I received this yesterday. I am impressed with the sound quality as well as the finish on the instrument. It could use some fret markers on the side of the neck as well as on the fretboard and post for a strap. Other than this it is a very nice instrument. I play,cello,guitar and bass. I tried the Seagull Dulcimer in the store and
                find the Apple Creek to be a better dulcimer for about half the price. I would give it 5 stars if it had post for a straps and inlays in the fretboard. this would cost very little to do.

                 
                5.0

                Great Dulcimer

                By Daryl

                from undisclosed

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                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

                Great product Excellent price and shipping was free and fast thank you Daryl

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Instrument

                By Richard

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

                What a beautiful instrument! I'm gonna have a lot of fun learning to play this!

                 
                4.0

                Nice for the money

                By Kevin

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Apple Creek Dulcimer:

                Nice entry dulcimer. Need to tune a lot, but plays nice. Only complaint is that it feels a little cheaply made.

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