The Dulcimer Factory DF4 Dulcimer (Used)



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-“The Appalachian” Birch Plywood, Custom case. John and his wife Shirley learned to make dulcimers from Bud and Donna Ford, authors of the Cripple Creek Dulcimer Book. They moved from Colorado to San Antonio, TX in 1986 and set up the Dulcimer Factory. They moved the following year to Fredricksburg, TX and expanded operations. At the height of its production, the Dulcimer Factory had 20 employees. In 1991, Newsweek ran an article featuring the company. By the early 1990s, its mountain dulcimer production was the largest of any maker in the world. More DF dulcimers were produced in those years than McSpaddens or Folkcrafts. In 1998, John and Shirley sold the business to Randy Thompson, who made instruments under the Hill Country Dulcimers name. Instruments with the Dulcimer Factory label were still produced under the new ownership, under the auspices of the Naylors. In 2003, mass production ceased.


Location: Alma St