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.
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These picks I find seem to be the best for dulcimers.
I'm just starting to play a Dulcimer. I have a Jim Fox Dulcimer and changed strings for the first time and really like the sound of Folkcraft definitely better than what was on it.
I want to try out a Mountain Dulcimer and bought a kind of beat-up John and Shirley Naylor model on Ebay. Part of the nut was missing and boy was I happy to find Folkcraft's replacement in just the right size. I followed instructions on YouTube on replacing a guitar nut and now have my little dulcimer cleaned off and singing beautifully.
The selection found in the book is a good cross section of the old hymns. For those who are moving beyond the basic traditional style, you can still use the book and strum along, but with this book you can start using chords and at the same time start picking single notes over the course of the tune for a strum and pick combination. For those who only have a basic set of chord at their disposal, this book will help expand skills, and delight the ear, moving from the basics, to those chords beyond.
This is a great book for beginners, those looking to expand their skills, and those who already have a great repertoire of chords in their skill-set, only needing to have “sheet music” for unfamiliar tunes.
I've never been disappointed by the quality of your strings. Makes the dulcimer sound so good and when I put new ones on the touch is so much better. Love buying in bulk so I can change strings often as I play alot.
Over the years, I've used any number of brands of strings on my dulcimers and over those years I've learned that its not just about the wire. I've developed a feel for what I like. And with Folkcraft, I like what I feel. Good job, folks.
I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve gotten from Folkcraft. They only sell top quality merchandise.
My husband will receive his Folkcraft gift card this Friday for his birthday. It was so easy to purchase and I know he's going to love it: he's been talking for some time about a dulcimer he's designing. This card will make it easier for him to get started on the build! Thank you, Folkcraft, for making this a special birthday for him!
Very nice product and easy to install. Next time I’ll measure and get the right size. First time buyer so I learned to always double check things before you ordet. 😒
I found this book to be easier for me to learn from and it explains things better., as I've never played a MD before and I'm not musically incline.
Aaron O'Rourke's flatpicking skills mark him as the most technically skilled Mountain Dulcimer player around today. The tips in this book show how he got there. Of special value is his concern for explaining not only the "what" of technique, but also the "why." The descriptions are especially useful for beginners working on building their flatpicking skills, and the numerous examples and exercises will help more advanced players hone their skills.
The book by Aaron O’Rourke is an excellent book on flatpicking.
Also , your service is excellent. When a order is placed, it is processed and shipped with out delays
Thanks for the great service
I purchased a few sets of these recently for my Cripple Creek Dulcimer and ( As Advertised) noticed less finger squeak noise.
Thanks again to Richard and the Folkcraft Team.
The instrument is beautiful and well made. I have not played the LAP-JO at this point. I failed to order a manual on how to play. I also normally play in DAA. I also did not expect it to be chromatic. I’ll read the details closer on future orders.