Russell Cook Edition (17/17) Hammer Dulcimer


Ranges A2 – F6
(3+ octaves fully chromatic)

Russell has often been asked what he would include in his “dream” instrument. Well folks, here it is! The Russell Cook Edition (RCE) offers a versatile range in an unbelievably light-weight instrument of approximately 12 pounds. The fully chromatic range extends beyond the Ultralight on both the upper and lower ends. With a rich, full voice, this professional quality hammer dulcimer also has numerous upgrade options available.

To order a custom instrument, please contact us or talk to your representative.

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Product Description

“Is all the extra trouble we go through to make these instruments worth it? I believe it is. If you want to get the most out of your once-in-a-lifetime instrument, this is for you–I wouldn’t have anything less for myself.”

-Russell Cook-

The RCE includes these features:
  • Fully chromatic with 17 treble and 17 bass courses, making it possible to play seamlessly in the keys of F and Bb and extending the lower range to A2
  • Highly engineered Mahogany & Redwood soundboard to add a touch of attitude
  • Lower sustain Morado bridges to produce a more controlled rich and mellow tone
  • Wound strings on lower courses
  • Exclusive RCE soundhole inlays
  • Beautiful, dark stained top, or natural finish
  • Curly Maple inlaid bridge markers
  • Exotic wood endrails (a favorite adornment of Russell’s!)
Stock Instrument Designs

We do our best to keep these designs in stock & ready to ship. They include all standard features of the RCE.

  • Brown stained soundboard
  • Zebrawood endrails
  • Russell Cook Edition soundhole inlay
  • Red-brown stained soundboard
  • Bubinga endrails
  • Russell Cook Edition soundhole inlay
For custom orders, these upgrades are available:
  • Internal sealant
  • Endrail binding
  • Super exotic wood endrails
  • Schatten pickups & installation
  • Dual-Response bridges
  • Curly Maple pinblocks
  • Pinblock trim
  • Pinblock veneer
  • Stained back
  • Abalone endrail inlay
  • Abalone bridge marker inlay
  • Abalone soundhole inlay
  • Abalone damper inlay
  • Damper trim
  • Custom soundhole

To order a custom instrument, please contact us or talk to your representative.

Additional information


Brown/Zebrawood, Red/Bubinga



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