Dulcimer Setup

Our professional dulcimer setups optimize settings that improve playability. Let us get your dulcimer in top playing shape!

We also offer dulcimer repair services for damaged wood, tuners, saddles and more.

What Does a Setup Do for My Dulcimer?

A professional dulcimer setup effectively balances the numerous settings between the parts of your dulcimer. This resolves playability problems such as high string action, fret buzz, rough fret ends. Inspecting and cleaning keeps your dulcimer looking great and can uncover hidden or potential problems.

What is Included in a Mandolin Setup?

Our dulcimer setups are a comprehensive, multi-step process. We will inspect key components and make necessary mechanical adjustments. We can customize your dulcimer setup to match your style and preferences.

Get the Professional Setup You Need

Our dulcimer setup includes both making your dulcimer play well and have it looking its best - for a much better price and turnaround time than a big-box music center or strip-center instrument shop. We will take the time required to carefully inspect and service your dulcimer.

The Artisan Luthiers Dulcimer Setup

We check and adjust (as required) all components per our proprietary dulcimer set-up process. This includes:

  • Fit of tuning machines
  • Nut slots
  • Neck relief (truss rod)
  • Bridge height (string action)
  • Bridge position (intonation)
  • Frets are hand polished (check for wear, rough ends, etc.)
  • Fretboard cleaned/conditioned (unfinished wood)
  • Install new dulcimer strings
  • Aesthetic detail services

Mountain Dulcimer Setup Cost

Our dulcimer setup price is among the most affordable dulcimer service price in metro Atlanta. We also offer services for hand-fit bone nuts and other dulcimer repair services.

  • Bear Meadow Dulcimer Setup including strings, $80
  • Black Mountain Dulcimer Setup including strings, $80
  • Blue Lion Dulcimer Setup including strings, $80
  • Cedar Creek Dulcimer Setup including strings, $80
  • Cripple Creek Dulcimer Setup including strings, $80
  • Folkcraft Dulcimer Setup including strings, $80
  • Master Works Dulcimer Setup including strings, $80
  • McSpadden Dulcimer Setup including strings, $80
  • Seagull Dulcimer Setup including strings, $80
  • Other lap dulcimer brands & models $80 including strings
  • We do setups on any mountain dulcimer, lap dulcimer, or Appalachian dulcimer!

How often should you get a dulcimer setup?

For the average player, your dulcimer may need a setup setup every year or so. This number could change quite a bit if you play a lot or your dulcimer is subject to temperature and humidity fluctuations. Since a setup affects playability you should get a setup, at least a checkup, anytime things don't seem right. If you experience string buzz or it simply doesn't feel right it probably does need some form of technical adjustments.

Request a Dulcimer Setup

Call 678-402-6739 or text to 770-654-3223 to set an appointment for your dulcimer setup. We offer relatively fast turnaround, and deliver results that will make you smile.