House of Musical Traditions began in 1972 when David Eisner purchased the remaining inventory of Hank Levin's "Musical Traditions" lap dulcimer shop in NYC, and Eisner slowly added more instrument and product lines to create the full-line HMT music store over the years. Hank built Musical Traditions company dulcimers in the 1960's, and we still sell them on a used basis from time to time. Hank built dulcimers for Jean Ritchie and authored the chapter on dulcimer building in her famous "Dulcimer Book."
To commemorate HMT's 45th year in business (2017), David commissioned Carl Gotzmer of June Apple Dulcimers to create a 45th Anniversary dulcimer based off the original Musical Traditions designs. Carl was one of the original builders that worked with Hank Levin, and he had the original Musical Traditions dulcimer plans on file. We are pleased to offer this limited edition run for sale, with Hank Levin's blessing (he is currently living in California).
Dulcimers are available in either cherry, or walnut with a cedar top. Priced at $450 including soft case. Click on the item below for more information and to purchase online.