Introducing... the Compass Hammered Dulcimer model!  Our most lightweight and compact hammered dulcimer.


Features include:

  • 15/15 - 3 Octaves Diatonic
  • Range - D3 to D6 (Plus a low A2)
  • 45" Bottom Rail X 16.5" Top to Bottom Rail
  • Asymmetrical Body (Vertical Treble Bridge, closer Bass Bridge)
  • Triple Spline Finger Joints at Bass Chamber
  • Double Spline Finger Joints at Treble Chamber
  • Tapered Pin Blocks
  • Double Arched Sitka Spruce, African Sapele or Western Red Cedar Soundboard
  • Solid Black Walnut End Rails
  • Black Walnut Bridges with Curly Maple and Purpleheart position markers
  • Solid Tulip Poplar Back
  • 8 Graduated String Gauges (Brass Wound to Precision Steel)
  • Signature JRS “Compass” Soundhole Rosettes
  • Standard JRS Corner Scrolls
  • 5 - 6 coat Nitrocellulose Lacquer Hand Rubbed Finish
  • Individually “Voiced”
  • Signed and Sealed Document of Origin and Authenticity


Base Price: $1049.00

(Includes Tuning and String Gauge Chart, Star Tip “T” Handle Tuning Wrench, Battery Powered Digital Chromatic Tuner, JRS Hammers, String Polishing Cake)

Case: $159.00

JRS Diatonic Compass