Chestnut Ridge Instruments

Autoharps and Mountain Dulcimers

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Autoharp Qrt.


 Sitka Spruce top,  Walnut chord bars and bridges. Aluminum Alloy Fine Tuner and custom strings.


 While on a camping trip in The Great Smokey Mountains, Don and Betty heard a dulcimer being played in the camp ground. This was the beginning for Don to start building musical instruments. He has built Mountain Dulcimers, and Autoharps.

Chestnut Ridge Autoharps and Mountain Dulcimers are built using top quality wood. Autoharp frames are constructed using piano pin block maple and hard maple. Autoharp and Mountain Dulcimer tops, backs, and sides are crafted using quarter sawn walnut, cherry, and sitka spruce.

Special woods, such as, Koa, Paduk, and Cedar may be ordered for Chestnut Ridge instruments.


Walnut and Sitka Spruce

Don building a dulcimer

For additional information contact:

Don Brinker

4889 route 982

Latrobe, PA 15650-2390

Phone: 724-539-7983