Folkcraft Instruments has been crafting handmade mountain dulcimers since 1968. We've been providing the best dulcimers, plus the dulcimer cases, tab books, dulcimer string sets, and everything else a mountain dulcimer player needs. We even provide dulcimer parts - machine heads and wood parts - for builders of all skill levels. We're happy to build a custom mountain dulcimer for you, make you a custom instrument case, or make you a custom string set. All of our dulcimers are handmade in the USA.
Folkcraft customers speak out!
Fast service and everything I ordered.
The buttons are bright and shiny and very high-quality. They look nice on my instruments and match the gold tone on my tuners.
I had Richard build me a custom dulcimer after I heard the review of Wendy Songe's new dulcimer with a magnetic pickup. I was looking for something that would reproduce the string sounds in very clear and positive way.
True to his word he not only built a dulcimer that looked great, but will knock your socks off with the sound. Not something bought , but a pickup made in Woodburn,Indiana USA.
If your looking for your once in a life time dulcimer give Richard a call. He will work with you to help you in the design process. You won't be disappointed.
I am truly learning and enjoying the book @ CD that came with book. Mr Tull Glazener is a wonderful teacher and dulcimer player. Thank you for sending me his book!
This strap fits my lap-Jo perfectly. I was worried that the stiff leather piece that goes over the strap button would interfere with the strings and pegs attached at the end. There’s enough flexibility so there’s no interference. The 1” strap is plenty sturdy enough for the lap-Jo. It was the best choice.
They are well made, metal, secure on your instrument. Very reasonable price. There is also a video of how to do it on their website.
I love these laser cut rosettes! I have used them before and the 1 1/2" ones are prefect for dulcimer projects and a 1 1/2" forestner bit is a perfect fit! I may wait to use these or show them off in my Folkcraft Kit dulcimer making class at Woodcraft in Indy July 29-30. Call the Woodcraft store to sign up!
Folkcraft® Quick-Release 2" Wide Dulcimer/Ukulele Strap, Black
Of most the picks I have tried, Herdim Picks are my favorite. Their unique shape makes them easy to find in my pick bag without having see them AND having different thicknesses in one pick allows for volume and sound adjustment without having to change picks.
The RED ones are My favorite.
These inexpensive machine heads work well for us. They fit our dulcimers and stay in tune.
Thanks for my gorgeous strap. Such fast shipping!
I’m enjoying the black strings, which sound great. They’re bright and loud! (As always, shipping was fast and excellent.)
Like the product and I believe this has conditioned fret board giving me peace of mind for what I think was needed.
Good parts. Tuners work well. All RR&J friendly. BTW, ever hear of “Original Mountain Music Dulcimer” Paradise, CA?