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Happy 2015!  We hope you all had a great holiday season and are looking forward to lots of good music in the coming year.

We are finishing up instruments in the next couple of weeks; we FINALLY got some much needed rain which was a mixed blessing--being in the worst drought of this region's history any moisture is welcome, but it wreaked havoc with our finishing schedule.  We are working overtime to try and get caught up but the weather is not helping matters.

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. 

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. 

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In Memorium


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Our very special Leo passed away 1/14/15.  He had been with us for 17+  wonderful years. As a kitten, Leo was found with his two siblings in a sealed paper bag that had been tossed into the fast lane of the interstate.  Fortunately, a driver thought the bag looked suspicious and managed to get to the kittens before they were hit by a vehicle.  Shortly thereafter, Leo came to live with us.  He was always an elegant and gentle cat and loved nothing better than to curl up on Bob's lap and sleep.

Bob wrote the fiddle tune "Leaping Leo" to commemorate long-legged Leo's penchant for jumping rather substantial distances, often onto people's shoulders. 

Leaping Leo
from our album, Walkin Around Lucky

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Janita Baker's new recording is here! Featuring mostly instrumental solos, this recording features the standard, bass and 5 string AJ baritone dulcimer.

As a special bonus, order Stardust and choose another of our CD's for $10.00.

See Books & Recordings page for details



A collection of holiday songs, some traditional, some new, and several songs with holiday lyrics to popular songs.  It is definitely NOT about hot rods, but rather a musical celebration of the joys of the season.

Order this album with any other of our CD's and get it for $10.00.

click here for more album info