"Just as music enriches our lives, I believe the instrument itself should inspire us musically and visually.
As both a player and a builder, I create each dulcimer with this goal in mind". -Mark

All Tindle Dulcimers include these standard features:

  • Solid wood construction throughout
  • Walnut, Cherry, or Mahogany (Sapele)
  • Bookmatched top and back plates
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Carbon fiber reinforced neck
  • Gotoh tuning machines
  • String slots for both 3 & 4 string setup
  • Bone nut and bridge
  • Ball end strings
  • Strap buttons
  • Hardshell case

Tindle Dulcimers are available in three models (or sizes), each with three trim levels. Additional wood selections, numerous options, and customized features are also available to personalize your Tindle Dulcimer.

What can I build for you?

Models & Trim

Tindle Dulcimers are available in three models, each with three trim levels and other options.

Tindle Dulcimer Models

  • The Serenade model is a standard full-size four string mountain dulcimer and is commonly tuned D-A-dd. See details HERE.
  • The Sonata has a slightly deeper, lower toned soundbox and is configured as a baritone, commonly tuned A-E-aa. See details HERE.
  • The Minuet (coming soon) is a smaller bodied "soprano" model dulcimer with a shorter VSL, commonly tuned G-D-gg. See details HERE.

Trim Levels

  • The Essential trim level includes many standard features fit for a great dulcimer like hand selected hardwoods, a rosewood fretboard, strap buttons, and a hard shell case.
  • The Premium trim level includes figured premium-grade woods, as well as hardwood bindings, a rosewood headplate & heal cap, and your choice of several fingerboard inlay patterns.
  • The Custom trim level includes the very best grade top-shelf woods, black-white-black top purfling, maple leaf headstock & fingerboard inlays, and upgraded hardware.

Ordering a Tindle Dulcimer

If you don’t find what you want in the “Available Now” list, let me build one just for you! I offer three models (or, sizes), each with three trim levels and other options so you can personalize your own special dulcimer. Follow the links in the “Models & Trim” section below for details and pricing.

When you’re ready to order, just follow these easy steps:

  • Select the Model - SerenadeSonata (baritone), or Minuet (soprano, coming soon)
  • Choose the Trim Level - Essential, Premium, or Custom
  • Consider what other options you may want (like a pickup?).
  • Contact me to order…the process is easy.

Not quite ready to order? Have more questions? That's OK! I understand there is a lot of information here, so please reach out and let me help. I'll be happy to answer all your questions and even make recommendations, if you want.

Available Now!

While most Tindle Dulcimers are made to order, a few make it through the finish line unsold and are available right here. Click the images for more photos, video demos, and specifications.

Customer Reviews

Why do people love their Tindle Dulcimers?

"I would highly recommend Mark's dulcimers to anyone"
Irma in New Mexico

"...exceeded my expectations!"
Alan in Georgia

"...excellent quality and beauty..."
Carolyn in Missouri

"...the sound was absolutely amazing!"
Stacey in Pennsylvania

Let them tell you more right HERE.

In the Workshop Videos

I had a wonderful time participating in a Zoom meeting with Brett Ridgeway and his supporters to talk about Tindle Dulcimers. There were a lot of great questions from the viewers which made the time really fly by! Brett recorded the entire meeting and posted this video on YouTube.

Thank you Brett!

On the Workbench - "Closing the Box"

This was a fun video to create...just a quick presentation from the Tindle Dulcimers workshop showing the assembly of the sound box, or body of the dulcimer.

Tindle Music Company

Tulsa, OK - 918.688.6790 - info@sgstands.com