Please contact Joshua for a free consultation before you buy.
Ships from the Master Works workshop in Oklahoma (USA). For international orders, please get in touch.
More than a student instrument, the Pioneer is a beautiful, full-sized hammer dulcimer made of choice woods producing a high-quality voice from top to bottom. 16 treble and 15 bass courses provide a lay- out that ranges just over 3 octaves (2 octaves fully chromatic).
The soundboard is carefully crafted from hand-picked, vertical-grain Sipo. Our unique tapered soundboard design allows for greater flexibility, producing increased volume and a sweeter tone. With dense hardwood bridges, Maple pinblocks, Alder endrails, and a laminated Birch back, the portable Pioneer weighs in at approximately 11.5 pounds! The instrument can be finished natural or stained as an upgrade. Be a Pioneer and step into the wonderful world of hammer dulcimer music!
Joshua Messick & Russell Cook present an in-depth comparison of the hammered dulcimer models handcrafted by Master Works. Video includes detailed specs, build technologies, design methods & sound samples of each model.
Ranges D3 – E6 – 3 total octaves
(2+ octaves fully chromatic)
The Pioneer Package includes everything you need to get started – hammers, tuning wrench, chromatic digital tuner, sit-down stand, and light-duty case.