We've had many friends and customers inquire as to our location and safety in relation to the massive wildfires in our state; we are a safe distance from all of them (at least for now) and in no danger from anything other than smoke.
As we all know, this has been an "interesting" year to say the least. We are doing well and are fortunate that our home and Blue Lion's shop are situated well away from town (and civilization!) and, as such, it is pretty easy for us to socially distance.
We greatly appreciate all the emails our customers have sent checking in on us and we wish you all the best.
Keep playing music!
Blue Lion Dulcimer String Sets
We have just been notified by the manufacturer that our loop end strings are currently not available due to the factory being partially shut down because of the COVID-19 virus. This includes our Blue Lion Standard, Four Equidistant and Six String Loop End sets. As soon as we have them back in stock I'll update this notice, and we hope that will be soon.
Ball end string sets are still available on our Accessories page.
ORDER STATUS UPDATE
We finished up the spring run and got the instruments on their way via UPS to our wonderfully patient customers. I'll be contacting those on our waitlist about the next run of instruments soon. We are going to take a couple of weeks to do some much need shop maintenance before we begin the next batch of dulcimers.
As promised, we are contacting our waitlisted customers by chronological order of the date they contacted us. As of this update, it looks like almost everyone on the current waitlist will be scheduled for a run sometime in 2020. 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.
Thank you all for being so gracious and patient.
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.
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.]