History of McSpadden
Dulcimers are what we do.
Since we made our first mountain dulcimer in 1962, we have developed the instruments and designs you will find on these pages. Our specialty is the mountain dulcimer; our five full-time craftsmen have 142 years of experience among them. The experience we have gained gives us the confidence to offer you a high-quality dulcimer at an affordable price, covered by a guarantee you can count on. Because we use our hands at every stage of dulcimer making, you’ll find evidence of careful construction. Because we use modern tools, you can rely on us for consistent quality.
Because we use many time-honored ways of working wood, we build dulcimers rich in tradition as well as up-to-the-minute in technical detailing. If we were to put into two words the reason we make dulcimers, the most likely phrase would be "your pleasure." We want to know you personally and to see that you find the mountain dulcimer that’s just right for you. On the following pages, we’ll show you what makes our dulcimers unique, and we’ll give you pointers on selecting the model best for you.
At The Dulcimer Shoppe, in Mountain View Arkansas, you'll find the highest quality, hand crafted mountain dulcimers anywhere. Our dulcimers are played by champion folk music artists in competition and on their recordings, year in and year out. We're located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of north central Arkansas, just down the road from the Ozark Folk Center, just north of Mountain View's famous courthouse square, and just a few miles up the hill from that world famous trout stream, the beautiful White River. Plan your vacation to the Ozarks around your trip to The Dulcimer Shoppe, stop in and visit Blanchard Springs Caverns and the OFC. Take in some of the folk music played nightly on the courthouse square in Mountain View. You'll be glad you did. Don't forget to go home with a new McSpadden dulcimer from The Dulcimer Shoppe!