LATEST NEWS - 9/19/22
Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief
Eastern Kentucky was devastated by catastrophic flooding in July. Among those affected is the Hindman School where they have a strong program supporting traditional Applachian folk arts and music; they are fortunate to have Sarah Morgan as one of their teachers and the dulcimer is one of the featured instruments.
The region is still in great need of help to get the school and the communities in that area restored; there are several places accepting donations to help these people. Please consider making a donation if you can.
ORDER STATUS UPDATE
We are starting our next run of dulcimers and have been working on inlays and fretboards as well as selecting sets of the various woods to fulfill the orders. We're having an unusually warm (as in hot!) summer and even with the fans going the shop gets pretty toasty in the afternoons so we're limited as to when we can do some of the steps, such as gluing.
Thank you all for your patience--we're doing out best!
As this, any new orders added to the waitlist most likely will be scheduled for the second run of 2023. We really are doing our best to get instruments built as quickly as possible but the waitlist continues to grow!
When it is nearing time to begin the next run we will be contacting our waitlisted customers in the order of the date they contacted us. If your email address may have changed in the last year please send us an email with the new contact information so we can still get in touch with you.
Rumors notwithstanding, we have neither the desire nor intention of retiring any time soon so rest assured Blue Lion is NOT closing its doors. We are still building dulcimers and plan to keep on as long as we can; we are just not able to build as many or build them as quickly as we used to. 45 years of building guitars and dulcimers have taken their toll on our joints!
We thank you for your understanding and patience; as soon as we know more we'll post updates on this page.
BLUE LION GIFT CERTIFICATE
If you are shopping for a gift we're now happy to offer you the option of a gift certificate. You can fill it in for a dulcimer or any of our accessories, books or cd's or let the lucky recipient decide just how to spend it.
Click here to download a pdf file for a Blue Lion Gift Certificate. [Note: this is a printable certificate and has no monetary value – downloading the file will not incur a charge. You can fill in the amount and details as you like.]