Song of the Wood

PO Box 19112

Asheville NC 28815

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By Appointment 7 days a week

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Jerry, Zachary, Heather, Tim, and Jerry C.

This is the JRS Concertmaster XR, featuring a VGD (Variable Gradient Density) soundboard (Spruce side up), Dark Indigo stained top and our Celtic Knot Rosette design.  One of a kind.  This is for the serious, professional player and/or recording artist, who is looking for a hammered dulcimer with the purest tone and best tonal balance available today.


JRS Concertmaster XR w/Dark Indigo Stained soundboard and Celtic Knot Rosette Design

*part of the “Next Generation” Series of JRS Hammered Dulcimers*

(Available as of January 2020)


  • 2/19/18/9 Bridge Configuration—4.5 octaves (Chromatic)
  • Asymmetrical Body (Vertical Treble Bridge, closer Bass Bridge)
  • Tapered Variable Gradient Density Soundboard
  • (Sitka Spruce over Mahogany)
  • Dark Indigo stained Soundboard
  • Laminated Katalox End Rails
  • Solid Northern Rock Maple Pin Blocks
  • Solid Tulip Poplar Back, stained Dark Brown
  • Bolivian Rosewood Bridges inlaid with Curly Maple and Purpleheart Position Markers
  • Triple Spline Finger Joints at Bass Chamber
  • Double Spline Finger Joints at Treble Chamber
  • Tapered Pin Blocks
  • Solid Tulip Poplar Lateral Structural Bracing
  • Solid Brazilian Cherry Soundboard Support/Tone Truss
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Soundboard Struts
  • Celtic Knot Rosette Design
  • Signature JRS Filigree Corner Scrolls
  • 18 Graduated String Gauges
  • Nitrocellulose Hand Rubbed Finish
  • Individually “Voiced”
  • Signed and Sealed Document of Origin and Authenticity


Price: $7500

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

Case: $215

Damper System Available: $1000

Internal JRS Stereo Pickup Available: $350


JRS Concertmaster - Dark Indigo w/Celtic Knot Rosette

Package Options
  • Snark Chromatic Tuner

    JRS Fully Adjustable Stand

    Hammered Dulcimer Songbook