Song of the Wood
Hammered Dulcimers and More since 1975

Jerry Read Smith

Super Exciting News ... at least for us!
Zachary and I are in some of the final stages of refining, in my opinion, the greatest advancement of JRS HD's in the last 2 decades!!!  Yep ... I can't hardly sleep! 


Great News!!!
I have been totally "Blessed" with an extraordinary collection of Musical Instruments that I am currently in the process of Appraising, Cataloging, Photographing and preparing to be available to YOU ... or anyone here on my website.  It's like Christmas Morning here! What JOY!!!
Click either picture below to see more Consignment Instruments!
Tom Fellenbaum 2 Octave Bowed Psaltery
22 String Rick Long
Bowed Psaltery!

Song of the Wood hours:

If you would like to visit ... I would love to meet you!  I'm available 365 days a year 24/7.  I know that sounds a little hyperbolic but there is a caveat!  We would need to agree on a day and time.  Since I moved out of Black Mountain I am entirely "contained" in East Asheville ... at my home.  I guess the disadvantage is we have to have an appointment ... but ... the advantage is that you will have my undivided attention.  And ... Please ... don't think you have to make a purchase ... I love people more than things!

JRS Professional Introductory "Compass" Models
(15/15 and 15/15/9 Bridge Configuration)
Extended Compass 
JRS Professional Introductory "Navigator" Models
(19/19 and 2/19/19/9 Bridge Configurations)
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Extended Navigator Chromatic 
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JRS Professional Introductory "Explorer" Model
(2/22/22/12 Bridge Configuration)
Extended Explorer Chromatic
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JRS Professional Performance Models

 "Concertmaster" and "Grande Concertmaster"

(2/19/18 or19/9 and 2/22/21 or 22/12 Bridge Configurations)

Grande Concertmaster

Please Note*  I do have a waiting list for my personal ... JRS Hammered Dulcimers.  Occasionally I'll have a prototype or used one so it's always good to check in!  If you can wait ... I'm happy to custom make one for YOU.

Since 1975 Jerry Read Smith has been building some of the most sought after hammered dulcimers in the industry.  Each dulcimer is beautifully handcrafted with care and precision calling upon Jerry's 46 years of experience and taking into account each player's individual desires, creating a one-of-a-kind instrument that both looks and sounds beautiful.  Jerry's desire is for each of these heirlooms to live "beyond the norm."

For inquiries or to be placed on the list for a new hammered dulcimer, call or email Jerry at 828-301-1622 or  He'll be happy to "meet" you and discuss the possibilities.