"Simple Music from a Simpler Time."
That’s the image one conjures up after hearing the Appalachian mountain dulicmer. Don and Jackie thought so after hearing its sweet music. They began handcrafting and playing dulcimers in 1980.
The Appalachian mountain dulcimer is a true American instrument dating back to the early 1800s in southwestern Virginia. The Gardners invite you to visit them at their shop in Sutlers Row during their upcoming Civil War Reenactments and/or Music Festivals and judge the pleasing sound of this down-home instrument for yourself. Please click on the video below for an introduction to our dulcimers.






 
*Scroll down for information on our Dulci-jo (a banjo-dulcimer).
 
 
 
 
For information on our handcrafted MINSTREL BANJOS, please click onto our minstrel banjo page. Click below to see Tim Twiss (a top minstrel player) playing our Minstrel Banjo.
 
 
 
 
          Don & Jackie Gardner
                    Proprietors
               Established 1980
                 Grafton, Ohio