Banjo dulcimer

A banjo dulcimer is an Appalachian dulcimer modified by adding a vibrating membrane to the body of the instrument. This changes the tone and volume of the instrument, operating on the same principle as the banjo.

Homer Ledford, a luthier during the early part of the revival of the dulcimer, built several banjo dulcimers, which he called the dulcijo (portmanteau of "dulcimer" and "banjo").[1]

Makers of banjo dulcimers

  • McSpadden Dulcimers began producing banjo dulcimers in the early 2000s.
  • Doug Thomson produces a banjo dulcimer called "Banjo-Mer"
  • Mike Clemmer produces a banjo dulcimer called "ban-jammer"

See also


  1. ^ Alvey, R. Gerald. Dulcimer Maker: the craft of Homer Ledford. University Press of Kentucky, 2003. ISBN 978-0813190518

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