Simerman dulcimers vary in price depending on woods used, size, and model. I can tell you that his performance dulcimers are some of the best sounding dulcimers that I own. They are right up there with Blue Lion and Bonnie Carol. My all rosewood hourglass with a carved scroll head-stock rings like a bell, has accurate intonation and the craftsmanship is exquisite. Is it worth the price? In my opinion, yes. Of course if I was to sell it today, I would probably get more than I paid for it because it is a very unique and rare style that Rev. Simerman made. We also must remember that Rev. Simerman didn't charge any more for his dulcimers that many other builders. Folkcraft, Blue Lion, Bonnie Carol,Bear Meadow and builders on this site charge as much or more than he did.