SHIPPING DEPARTMENT CLOSED 7/15 - 7/27.
It's festival season, and the Shipping Department (a.k.a. Janita) will be closed from July 15th - 27th. No orders will ship during this time as Janita will be at the Western Carolina University Dulcimer U week. If you need to order accessories, books and cd's or are thinking of ordering one of our in stock instruments, please plan accordingly.
In addition, if you email us for information or to place an order, Janita may not have access to email (or the time to reply); please don't feel ignored--Robert has his hands full and will do his best with the email but he can't always take care of it on top of everything else.
We appreciate your understanding!
We are diligently working on the current run of instruments
and are hoping to have them finished up in the next month. The next production run has no more openings for orders (!) as we are at our production capacity; orders placed now will be put into the last run of the year which will start in late fall/early winter.
NEW PRICES FOR 2015
We've absorbed a lot of price increases for both materials and shipping over the past several years in an effort to keep our instruments affordable but it's finally gotten to the point where, reluctantly, we have to make some adjustments.
Prices will be going up on some models effective 1/1/15 (click on Current Price List for pdf) and we are no longer able to offer a flat shipping rate for instruments.
SHIPPING COST INCREASE
UPS has begun to start charging by "dimensional weight" (the size of the package) when it is more than the actual weight of a package so our shipping costs are going to increase across the board. In order to make this as fair as possible we are going to begin charging what UPS charges us which will vary by zone. We'll still be paying for the packaging, insurance and myriad delivery surcharges so you will still be paying less than the actual cost to ship.
OUR WOOD SOURCES
Articles are appearing in the media concerning the illegal harvesting and use of East Indian Rosewood and othe exotic hardwood species. We buy all of our rosewood through a licensed importer; and as with all of the woods we use at Blue Lion, our rosewood is CITES certified and legally imported.