The “Bill Spence Edition” Dulcimer



“Finally! A lightweight instrument with the same character as
the big one I've been toting around for over 35 years.”

  Bill Spence


  • Range: 3 octaves, from D below middle C to G''

  • Low A on the first note on the bass bridge to give it extra range for key of A

  • Dimensions are 42" x 22" x 3"

  • Lightweight: weighs in under 20 pounds!

  • 16 treble courses with 3 strings per course

  • 16 bass courses with 2 strings per course

  • Materials: Pin blocks are made of laminated hard maple piano pin blocks
    End rails and sides are of maple, walnut, cherry or ash

  • Exotic woods, special bindings, redwood soundboard, and inlays are available call for details on cost.

  • Soundboards available in western red cedar, and sitka spruce. Stained or black soundboards add $100

  • David's Dulcimers specially-designed rosettes and inlaid bridge course markers are standard equipment

  • Price includes a sturdy padded Cordura case, hammers, tuning wrench and tuning chart

This newly designed model is a full-size instrument of the type made only by David Lindsey, with the professional-quality tone and dynamic range that David builds into all his dulcimers. The Bill Spence Model has a true “Grand Style” floating soundboard, supported at its side edges only, to eliminate vibration-damping center supports and to permit it to vibrate more freely than a soundboard whose top and bottom edges are glued in place. It now offers 3 strings per course on the treble to enhance its dynamic range.

Listen to a Spence Edition