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North Carolina

This is an hourglass shape reminiscent of the great North Carolina dulcimer makers Clifford and Leonard Glenn and Frank Proffitt.
The dulcimer shown here has a walnut fingerboard and Honduras mahogany sides and back.
Other woods are available, as well.
It has a graceful, elegant tone that is well-suited to delicate fingerpicking styles.
Since I was first asked for them, hummingbirds have become one of my favorite soundhole shapes.

Jerry Rockwell
PO Box 79
Guysville, OH 45735-0079
Phone and voicemail:
E-mail: jcrockwell@gmail.com

North Carolina Hourglass

String configuration:
4 Strings with double melody (Double melody OR 4-equidistant slots are available on the nut)

String length, Nut to Bridge: 26 inches
Optional string lengths 28" or 25" or 24"

4 Heart soundholes (special shapes available)

Optional, no extra charge:
Brass or Mother of Pearl dot inlays marking frets 3, 5, 7, 10
Strap buttons

Tuners: 15:1 enclosed Kluson style chrome tuners
Strings: .010" melody, .014" middle, .022" bass
Tuned D-A-D for shipping
Sides: 2" deep


Above left © copyright 2003
by Mary Lautzenheiser.
Above: © copyright 2003 by Jerry Rockwell.All rights reserved.