Celebrating 150 years! Originating right here in Knott County as early as 1871, the dulcimers of James Edward Thomas were unlike anything ever seen on the Cumberland frontier. An elegant, slender, three-stringed instrument; its lightness and angelic tone informed 20th century folk music from Jean to Joni. This icon is now available again, lovingly reproduced by mountain people with Appalachian tonewoods at our Hindman shop.

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Series Specs

Upper Bout Width 4 5/8"
Lower Bout Width 6 1/8"
Waist Width 3 1/8"
Body Length 2 3/8"
Overall Length 32 5/16"
Scale 27 3/4" Diatonic

Available for direct purchase!

Our line of Uncle Ed Dulcimers are now available for purchase directly to you from our factory in Hindman, Kentucky.

ED-1 Dulcimer

ED-1

A slightly modernized version of the original Uncle Ed Mountain Dulcimers. Featuring revolutionary PEGHEDS™ tuners, which have the look and feel of a traditional tuning peg, but engineered with an internal 4:1 planetary gear giving a tremendous advantage in tuning ease and accuracy. Traditional French polish finish. Handmade green carrying bag included.

Model Specs

Top/Back/Side Materials Walnut
Fretboard Width 1 1/4"
Body Depth 1 5/8"
Tuners PEGHEDS™

ED-M

The Museum model sports a lower profile 1-3/8” deep box, 1” fingerboard, broom wire “staple” frets, feet, hand-carved friction pegs, and wire nails in all the right places. Traditional French polish finish. Handmade green carrying bag included.

Model Specs

Top/Back/Side Materials Walnut
Fretboard Width 1"
Body Depth 1 3/8"
Tuners Friction Pegs