LATEST NEWS - 2/14/21
ORDER STATUS UPDATE
We are about 2/3rds of the way through our late fall run of dulcimers and hope to have them ready to ship by the end of February or the first week in March. Weather plays a significant part in our finishing schedule and so far it looks promising.
Our waitlist has grown considerably in the last month or so. We are currently taking orders for instruments other than ones made with rosewood or with binding or a gloss finish to be included in the third run; the first two runs of 2021 have all slots filled and the third run has one open slot.
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. 43 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.
OUR WOOD SOURCES
Articles are appearing in the media concerning the illegal harvesting and use of East Indian Rosewood and other exotic hardwood species. We buy all of our rosewood and ebony through a licensed importer and as with all of the exotic woods we use at Blue Lion, our rosewood and ebony are CITES certified and legally imported.
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.]
A good friend suggested I let you all know that I miss teaching and seeing all my friends from the various workshops. Out here in the country the available internet service is not faste enough to support my participation in the online workshops.
I've definitely not retired and in place of getting to teach I've been working on a lot of new music for whenever it is safe for us to work together in person.
Thank you all for the emails checking in on us and we wish you all the best.
Keep playing music and stay tuned!!!