Hammered Dulcimers by the Former White River Dulcimer Company

White River Dulcimer Company was the former home of the Meadowlark, Traveler, and Navigator hammered dulcimers.  From 2016 to 2018, these quality instruments were built by Michael Opp and Brent Schindler in Indianapolis, IN.  In May of 2018, White River Dulcimer company was sold back to Rick Thum in Missouri, the originator of these finely crafted instruments.  Rick Thum is widely known as one of the most influential dulcimer players of the last decade and an incredible luthier with many years of experience.  We look forward to working with Rick in the future!

While we are sad to announce this closing of White River Dulcimer Company as we know it, we are very lucky to have the final batch of these great instruments in stock in our store!  These quality, affordable hammered dulcimers were made with an incredible dedication to quality , a great attention to detail, and a price that can't be beat!  If you have ever considered purchasing a Hammered Dulcimer, you surely don't want to miss out on this offer!

 Meadowlark 13/12 Hammered Dulcimer - Only 3 Remaining!!!

Meadowlark 13/12 Hammered Dulcimer - Only 3 Remaining!!!

The Meadowlark 13/12 hammered dulcimer (shown above), was built with the student in mind and has been in production for over twenty years. Fun and intuitive to play, the Meadowlark is the perfect instrument to build your foundation. Constructed from quality materials, the Meadowlark boasts hard maple pin blocks, a walnut frame and comes standard with a Baltic birch-ply top.  We only have 3 remaining Meadowlark Dulcimers in stock!!! Don't miss out!!!

The final batch of these hammered dulcimers is here and there are only a few remaining! Take advantage of this Special Offer and take home a part of White River Dulcimer Company history!!!

Meadowlark Package = 10% off our Regular Package Price (Regularly Priced at $399.99)

Package includes:  Hammered Dulcimer, Padded Carrying Case, Set of Hammers, Tuning Hammer, Dowel Stand for Tabletop Use. 

Outdoor Ukuleles for that Perfect Summer Day

Finally, a great sounding ukulele that you can take, quite literally, anywhere!  These rugged composite ukuleles made by Eddy Finn make the perfect travel companion - Take them to the beach, on your boat, strapped to your kayak, or on your camping trip!  The tough composite ABS material makes these instruments immune to temperature and humidity changes in the way that a wooden ukulele does and they are still able to provide a bright and loud sound!

Eddy Finn's Beachcomber Soprano Ukulele

The Soprano-Sized Beachcomber makes the perfect beginner ukulele or fun addition to your ukulele collection.  At a price that is equal to or lower than many wooden ukuleles, and with a sound that's even better than many, this ukulele will be your new best friend! And it even comes with a water-resistant padded gig bag!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL - $38.65

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Eddy Finn's Beachmaster Concert Ukulele

A Concert-Sized Beach Ukulele is an extremely rare find, and these Beachmaster Ukuleles do not disappoint!  The sound hole on the side of this ukulele does a great job of projecting the sound up towards the player creating an even louder sound than their Soprano siblings provide.  With a unique design, fun look, and padded water-resistant gig bag included, you don't want to miss out on this deal!

FRIDAY FEATURE DEAL = $71.95 

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The Incredible Canjo!

This is what we mean when we say "We have something for everyone"!  Check out our Single-String Canjos made by us at Weed Patch Music Company!

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These fun and easy to play instruments are built with only one string and use a variety of sizes and styles of cans that act as a banjo resonator helping to amplify the sound of this fun li'l instrument. Our Canjos are fretted diatonically (like a mountain dulcimer) making them super-easy to play! This means we only put the good notes in there, so even if you've never played a stringed instrument before, now you can!  Just think of any simple melody and get pickin'!

Canjos now available for $5 off our regular price!  Only $24.99 this weekend!!!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $24.99 (this weekend only!)

Music Row Guitars by Morgan Monroe

Check out the new Music Row Collection by Morgan Monroe Instruments!!!

 Available as a 000 (MGV-100) or Dreadnaught (MGV-200)

Available as a 000 (MGV-100) or Dreadnaught (MGV-200)

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They say a little bit of Nashville, a touch of Austin Texas and even a dash of the west coast surfer vibe can be had with the new Music Row Collection.  Morgan Monroe has been making guitars now for around 20 years...But, these guitars are some of their best playing and best sounding yet! 

Morgan Monroe guitars are designed by musician’s who care about craftsmanship & playability, and want that traditional “Golden Era” sound at a price most musician’s can afford.  The woods and tones in these guitars are sure to be a classic in anyone’s collection.   

Solid spruce tops, mahogany (100 Series) or walnut back & sides (200 Series), Tiger maple binding, Grover keys and exceptional playability.
 

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $299.95

Cigar Box Kalimba

Check out this fun variation on a traditional African instrument - the Cigar Box Kalimba!

 Made by Weed Patch Music Company (with hardware from CB Gitty!)

Made by Weed Patch Music Company (with hardware from CB Gitty!)

The Kalimba (also known as mbira, marimbula, or thumb piano) is an instrument of African origin that is thought to be thousands of years old!  In all of that time the instrument has gone through many variations in style and tuning.  Once the closely kept secrets of medicine me and elders, this fun instrument can now be found in a variety of forms around the world!  

We think you're going to love this variation on the Kalimba made out of a cigar box!  These instruments sound great, are fun and unique, and are really easy to play!

Available as part of our Friday Feature Special for 10% off our regular Kalimba pricing of $49!!

Build Your Own Banjo Kits!

The Mountain Man Banjo Kit (created by Brian Carver of Lafayette, IN) is here!!  Make some mountain music with this Appalachian inspired Mountain Banjo that you can build yourself!  

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This kit includes everything you need to make your own mountain banjo!  You need no woodworking experience or specialized tools. You’ll be free to enjoy the unique experience of building your own instrument without the worry of costly mistakes.  Each kit includes easy-to-follow directions with illustrations.  The end result is a fully-playable banjo with a personal connection to you that you can enjoy for years to come!

Stain or paint it and make it your own, or just put it together and play it plain! The possibilities are endless with this fun instrument!

Now you can save on shipping by ordering a Carver Banjos Mountain Man Banjo Kit direct from our store!  Regularly priced at $115 from our shop, we are now offering an introductory special on these great kits for 10% off our regular prices!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL PRICE = $103.50

Product Description

  • Maple Hardwood Plywood Construction
  • 21″ scale length
  • 33″ total length
  • Real goatskin head
  • 1/2″ maple and rosewood bridge
  • Zero-fret nut for perfect intonation
  • Steel strings
  • 5 violin friction tuning pegs
  • Steel tone ring
  • Frailing scoop

Ortega Earth Series Ukuleles

Ortega Guitars has been well known for years for their incredible Classical Style Guitars, so it only seemed fitting that they venture into the world of ukuleles...And we're glad they did!  Check out these new, beautiful Earth Series Ukuleles by the Ortega Guitar Company!

 Earth Series Ukuleles - Only $99.99 each (or get an Acoustic-Electric for only $149.99)!

Earth Series Ukuleles - Only $99.99 each (or get an Acoustic-Electric for only $149.99)!

Whether you are playing for fun or performing professionally, the Ortega Earth Series Ukulele will make a great addition to your ukulele family!  With outstanding quality, these ukuleles are entry-level only in their price point!  Each Ortega Earth Series Ukulele features an Okoume Top, Back, & Sides with Satin color finish, Mahogany Neck, and Sonokelin Fretboard & Bridge.

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $99.99 each!

Deering Goodtime Banjos

Take advantage of this special offer on Deering's 5-String Goodtime Banjos - 10% off all Memorial Day Weekend!!!  It's very rare that you find one of these great banjos at such an affordable price, so don't delay!  Only $440 - now through Monday!!!

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The Goodtime Banjos by Deering are the absolute lowest priced American-made banjos available!  These banjos are heralded by teachers and artists alike and are, by far, the best banjo to get started on!  Easy to play! Durable and easy to maintain! The Goodtime banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone from its natural finished violin grade maple rim.  At only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and to travel with conveniently.  With a clear and resonant responsiveness, this banjo is perfect for either Old Time or Bluegrass playing!

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL = $440 GOODTIME BANJO DEAL!!

Limberjacks and Acrobat Toys

These traditional wooden toys are fun for all ages, and now you can build your own with our Limberjack and Acrobat Toy Kits (made by Bill Arnold of Greencastle, IN)!  

 Kits regularly priced at $25 each - THIS WEEKEND ONLY $20 PER KIT OR PURCHASE A COMPLETED VERSION FOR ONLY $25!!!!

Kits regularly priced at $25 each - THIS WEEKEND ONLY $20 PER KIT OR PURCHASE A COMPLETED VERSION FOR ONLY $25!!!!

These fun dancing dolls have been popular street entertainment for hundreds of years. Whether you call it a Limberjack, Limberjill, Jig Doll, Busker's Puppet, or any other name, it's sure to bring hours of entertainment!  Just listen to that fiddle and banjo play while your Limberjack dances along creating various rhythms in time with the music!  A great addition for any busker!

Here is a great video of performer and educator Jeff Warner showing us the fun you can have with your very own Limberjack Jig Doll:

If the Limberjack is not for you, how about an Acrobat Toy?  These adorable bears flip and turn all with the squeeze of your hand!  Such fun!

The Loar "Honey Creek" F-Style Mandolin

Combine the graceful curves of an authentic F-style body with a hand-carved solid spruce top and you've got an instrument with that real 1920s sound -- but enough power to cut through today's ensemble playing. The thin "V" profile maple neck fits comfortably in your hands, and with no fretboard extension, strumming is easy.

 The Loar LM-310F Honey Creek Mandolin

The Loar LM-310F Honey Creek Mandolin

Check out these great features:  Solid Hand-Carved Spruce Top, Maple Back and Sides, Maple Neck with thin "V" Profile, Rosewood Fretboard, Ebony Adjustable Bridge, Bone Nut, Grover Tuners, Adjustable Truss Rod, and Satin Brownburst Finish!!!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = ONLY $325 WITH HARDCASE INCLUDED!!!!!

Eddy Finn Cigar Box Style Guitar

The Special 5 Cigar Box Guitar is a 23 3/4" scale instrument that's great in either open or standard tuning!  There are no rules for a Cigar Box Guitar - Play it with a slide, tune it like a ukulele, open tuning or standard tuning - Anything goes!  Designed with the classic vintage style of a true cigar box guitar but built with mahogany for a unique folky tone that's unlike anything else. 

For even greater versatility, the Special 5 comes in a cool electric version that features a lipstick pickup and single volume control so you can plug into your favorite amp or recording setup.  With a slide and some effects pedals you can explore a whole new world of sonic fun!

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Get started off right with our Friday Feature Special Package Deal!  This deal includes the Special 5 Cigar Box Guitar, A Danelectro Mini-Amplifier, and 15 foot SignalFlex Cable.  This total packages is valued at over $300, but you can get it all this weekend for only $218!!!

Spring T-Shirt Sale

It's finally Spring!  It's time to put away your hats, coats, and sweatshirts, and get ready for some warmer temperatures!  We can help you get the season started off right with a new t-shirt from Weed Patch Music Company!

 Tshirts shown left to right:  Black Logo = $12, Grey Logo = $12, Original Weed Patch Bluegrass Beagle Shirt = $15

Tshirts shown left to right:  Black Logo = $12, Grey Logo = $12, Original Weed Patch Bluegrass Beagle Shirt = $15

Now offering a discounted price of only $12 for all of our remaining sizes of the black and grey Weed Patch Logo T-shirts!  And, Just In - The original Weed Patch Music Company T-Shirt design (featuring Lucy the Bluegrass Beagle) is back due to popular request!  Offering a special price this weekend on our Original Lucy Logo T-Shirts - only $15 this weekend only!!!

Brown County Backpacker Flute

We are very excited to announce today's Friday Feature Product - "The Brown County Backpacker Flute".  The Brown County Backpacker was created exclusively for Weed Patch Music Company by Douglas "Thunder Horse" Goldsmith of Thunder Horse Flutes (Greensburg, IN).

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These incredible flutes are made of Western Cedar with an Eastern Cedar Block, decorated with a golden maple leaf and are available in the Key of "A".  The ease in which each of these Thunder Horse Flutes plays makes them perfect for the beginner!  With just a gentle breath, these flutes come to life in song.

Today we are offering these exclusive flutes for only $85 each with a carrying case included!!  Don't miss out - They won't last long!!

Morgan Monroe Time Worn Acoustic Guitar

The all new Morgan Monroe Time Worn 00 Acoustic Guitar offers the look, feel, and sound of a vintage instrument that is perfectly tailored for the modern player.

 Shape: 00, Top:  Solid Spruce, Back/Sides:  Mahogany, Fingerboard/Bridge:  Walnut, Nut/Saddle:  Bone, Finish:  Open Pore "Distressed"

Shape: 00, Top:  Solid Spruce, Back/Sides:  Mahogany, Fingerboard/Bridge:  Walnut, Nut/Saddle:  Bone, Finish:  Open Pore "Distressed"

 Includes:  Deluxe Heavy-Duty Monogrammed Gig Bag with Built-In Neckrest, and Refillable Humidifier for protecting your Solid Spruce Guitar top

Includes:  Deluxe Heavy-Duty Monogrammed Gig Bag with Built-In Neckrest, and Refillable Humidifier for protecting your Solid Spruce Guitar top

Time Worn Guitars by Morgan Monroe offer you the ability to choose an incredible guitar at an affordable price point that is pleasing to both the eyes and ears!  Each finish is hand-distressed to epitomize the vibe of a battle worn guitar that has seen countless jam sessions along the way.  The Solid Spruce top gives you an incredible tone in a 00 Body Size that is comfortable to play.  The Time Worn also features brand name Grover Tuning Keys, a Heavy-Duty monogrammed Gig Bag, Refillable Guitar Humidifier, and a Lifetime Limited Warranty. 

The List Price on these incredible guitars is $599.95, but we're offering a Friday Feature Special Deal at the unbeatable price of only $479.95!!!  (Also Available is the Acoustic-Electric Version featuring Fishman Electronics - List Price = $699.95, Friday Feature Special Deal, Now Only $549.95!!)

Electric Solid Body Autoharp by Oscar Schmidt

This Vintage Solid Body Electric Autoharp in Candy Apple Red is an incredibly unique find!  

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We have searched far and wide and have not been able to find a single other Autoharp like this rare Vintage model that we have available!  This Autoharp, made by Oscar Schmidt, features 36 strings, 21 chords, and is a Solid Body Electric Model, featuring Volume and Tone Knobs, Speed and Depth Control Switches, and Built-In Chorus Effects.  This fully functioning Autoharp has all of it's strings and electronics in working order and is in near-new condition!  This is truly quite the collector's instrument!

As part of our Friday Feature Special, you can take home this Vintage Autoharp this weekend for 10% off!  Now only $382.50 (original heavy-duty hardcase included)!!!!!

Easter Basket Specials!!

Now is your chance to fill those Easter baskets with something other than candy!

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For this week's Friday Feature Special Deal, we are offering you a great deal on these fun items to stuff in your Easter baskets this weekend!  Choose any color of 1 of each of the following:  Slide Whistle, Hohner Colorful Harmonica, Egg Shaker, Nose Flute, and Hohner Kazoo!  Get all 5 of these items for only $10 total!

Vintage Tennessee Bicentennial Banjo

Check out this very unique Tennesee Bicentennial Banjo with quite an interesting history!

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This bicentennial banjo was made in Nashville, Tennessee in 1975 by the legendary "Tut" Taylor and his Tut Taylor Music Company.  Robert "Tut"  Taylor was a huge part of Nashville, Tennessee's Americana and Bluegrass history as a world-renowned dobro player who used a distinctive flat-picking style in his playing.  In 1975, the Tut Taylor Music Company was licensed by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration to manufacture these handmade commemorative 5-string banjos.  These instruments were available in both finished and kit form and were marketed throughout the country in honor of the Bicentennial Celebration.  

 Newspaper article published in "the Tennesseean" in nashville, Tennessee - July 4, 1975

Newspaper article published in "the Tennesseean" in nashville, Tennessee - July 4, 1975

This is an incredibly unique piece of Bluegrass and Americana history, as well as a vintage commemorative piece of our Bicentennial history! This banjo features a nice, narrow profile Poplar neck and Commemorative Bicentennial Banjo head.  It also includes a black Chipboard case. 

Take this banjo home as part of our Friday Feature Special today!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = NOW ONLY $315.00 (Chipboard Case Included)

Lap Harps for your St. Patrick's Day!

It's your lucky day!  Today we feature these customer favorites - the always fun Lap Harps made by TK O'Brien from North Carolina! And, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, this weekend we will be offering a free set of Irish Folk Sheet Music with every lap harp sold!

 Irish Folk Song Packet includes:  Be Thou My Vision, The Castle of Dromore, Down by the Sally Gardens, The Foggy Dew, Hewlett, Londonderry Air, Lord Galway's Lamentation, Lord Inchiquin, The Minstrel Boy, Planxty Irwin, Star of the County Down, and The Road to Lisdoonvarna

Irish Folk Song Packet includes:  Be Thou My Vision, The Castle of Dromore, Down by the Sally Gardens, The Foggy Dew, Hewlett, Londonderry Air, Lord Galway's Lamentation, Lord Inchiquin, The Minstrel Boy, Planxty Irwin, Star of the County Down, and The Road to Lisdoonvarna

Lap Harps are available in either a Standard Birch Model or a Walnut Lap Harp with Celtic Knot. All models are handbuilt using the same high standards, use US made zither pins, hard maple for the pin blocks, and have 2 octaves in the key of G. All lap harps also come with 10 pieces of sheet music, a pick, a spare string, tuning chart, and tuning wrench!!!

Eddy Finn Textured Ash Ukulele

A ukulele fit for a Prince! 

Hand selected quilted ash with a open matte finish has an unmistakable look and sound. No two are exactly alike and when you combine a solid mahogany neck and walnut bridge you have an exquisite ukulele thats great for any player.

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With a list price of $149.99, our Friday Feature Special of only $119.95 is a steal!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $119.95

Water Drums by Sue Westhues

These gourd water drums will make the perfect addition to your percussion collection!

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Water drums have been used in music all over the world, including in Native American Indian music, African traditions, Mayan history, present day Mexico, and more. Made by local artisan Sue Westhues, each one of these gourd water drums creates a unique tone as it floats in the water. Pick up some water drums as part of our Friday Feature Special for 10% off today!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $18 (one mallet included per drum)