Rare Kurt Simerman chromatic dulcimer for sale (SOLD)

Strumelia
Strumelia
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one month ago
2,263 posts

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Steve Kenny
Steve Kenny
@steve-kenny
one month ago
2 posts

Hi Jan!  Yes, just got lucky to see this one when I did.  Also lucky that Dave Shattuck didn't want chromatic!  I'll measure the VSL when it arrives on Monday and let you know.  

I found the following information on something that Wayne Jiang had posted about Simerman Dulcimers...I think most (all?) of Kurt's instruments were 25.5 inch VSL:

Kurt gave these reasons to own a Simerman dulcimer:
1. short scale length (allows easy finger positioning)
2. superior sound projection (more easily heard with other instruments)
3. larger range of tones from very soft to very loud
4. floating bridge produces balanced tone and clarity of voice
5. each instrument is one of a kind, handcrafted from solid hardwood materials
6. adjustable bridge height (built into bridge design)
7. precision intonation (notes are in tune throughout fretboard)

Cliff Cyphers
Cliff Cyphers
@cliff-cyphers
one month ago
3 posts

I don't remember the VSL exactly, but I think it was about 25.5 inches, maybe when Steve get it he can measure it and let you know.

Jan Potts
Jan Potts
@jan-potts
one month ago
400 posts

I see Steve Kenny beat me to this one lol! What a treasure! I'm curious as to the VSL.




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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
one month ago
1,437 posts

Glad to hear!  You made lots of good mountain dulcimer videos!  Happy strumming! 

Cliff Cyphers
Cliff Cyphers
@cliff-cyphers
one month ago
3 posts

Yes, I'm still making music, mostly play the ukulele now.

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
one month ago
1,437 posts

Hey, Cliff-- such a nice instrument!  I hope you're still making music!   

Steve Kenny
Steve Kenny
@steve-kenny
one month ago
2 posts

Hi Cliff, I just sent you a message.  I'll take the dulcimer.  Please contact me via my email or cell phone or via chat here in FOTMD.

Thanks,

Steve

Dave shattuck
Dave shattuck
@dave-shattuck
one month ago
16 posts

Great price. I’d have bought it if it wasn’t a chromatic.  

Cliff Cyphers
Cliff Cyphers
@cliff-cyphers
one month ago
3 posts

I'm selling my Kurt Simerman performance model chromatic dulcimer.

Price $1100.00 plus shipping.

Serial number 814, built in 2007.

Mahogany back and sides
Spanish cedar top
Scalloped fretboard
Rosewood fretboard overlay
Full chromatic fretboard

Chrome tuners
F shape sound holes
Double back
Curly Maple Binding

This dulcimer was originally 4 strings with  double melody strings, I converted it to three strings with a single melody string. The original saddle which is setup for 4 strings is included, but you will need to make(or have made) a 4 string nut if you wish to use 4 strings.

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