Mastertone Dulcimers

The finest in quality and sound from the hills of West Virginia

                    Our Workshop

 

Mastertone Dulcimers are the result of over 40 years of dulcimer building experience.  Jim and Brenda Good build every dulcimer in their workshop, located in a little valley near Walton, WV, about 35 miles north of Charleston, WV.  They use only quality materials, and each Mastertone dulcimer has a flat peghead and Grover tuners that will please the serious dulcimer player. 

Jim likes to tweak the traditional hourglass sound box, and has developed a unique dulcimer style with an arched top and bottom, carved out of a solid wood slab, the same way a violin is made.  This design results in some of the best volume and timbre you will hear from any dulcimer!

Jim carving out an arch-top dulcimer 

 

One of the first dulcimers Jim made, over 39 years ago

 

Some arch-top dulcimers

Jim and Brenda were selected for the

Mountain State Arts & Crafts Show

(held every year in Ripley, WV)

Hall of Fame

Here is a new shape, modeled from an old dulcimer Jim found, that had exceptional tone and volume--try a 'Big Bout' today and hear the difference! (This dulcimer not available for sale)