Kurt Bjorling's Tsimbls

Kurt has developed and is building new models of tsimbls – a traditional Jewish style hammered dulcimer. He based his design on historic pictures and descriptions – as unfortunately no actual instrument survived from that period.

This portion of our website is still incomplete. We are planning to include information about tsimbl models, building history, Kurt’s special tuning system, …

… and how to order your very own Kurt Bjorling model tsimbl!

Meanwhile, please contact Kurt for more information. Thank you.

You can hear Kurt’s tsimbls played on CDs by the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, which you may order here. And on youtube.