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.
I order strap buttons from Folkcraft because I like the style and price. Whenever I place an order from Folkcraft I always include some strap buttons to have on hand for my dulcimer builds or my cigar box guitars. I recommend these as they are a great product.
It's so easy to order the set of strings and because I only use three strings rather then four, the set gives me an extra melody string - just in case I need it. Wonderful tone.
These strings are great - and the tone on my dulcimer is so much richer after putting them on. Next time, I won't wait so long to replace them!
The capo does what it’s suppose to do, and works well.
I have yet to to use the new strings, but this is the first time I’ve had bulk strings at my disposal. This gives me confidence to restring more frequently and keep my instrument resonating at its best.
Just got to pick my wood, eastern red cedar, for my dream dulcimer. The actual piece!!! I am so excited to see it on the completed instrument. What a great service.
Good quality and the T handle make it easier to fine tune on the notes.
Good old songs, and most are easy to play. I would buy it again.
It would have taken me weeks to understand Tabledit without this guide. It is clear and extremely helpful!
The Songbook is a wonderful resource for hammered dulcimer hymn arrangements. Kendra’s books are easy to read and are a great value.
YES it works, and beats paying someone to restring an instrument.
So simple. The pics are right there so you are ready to play.
My daughter needed a case for her growing collection of tin whistles, including her rather large low-D single-piece whistle. I didn't have the exact length of the whistle, and I couldn't ask my daughter as the case was to be a surprise gift. Folkcraft sales went out of there way to inquire about the brand of whistle, and found the specs for me to verify that the low-D whistle would fit in the case. Thank you!
I have been contemplating purchasing a baritone dulcimer and ordered these strings as a trial for my standard dulcimer to help me decide whether I'd like the baritone sound. The strings went on my instrument nicely but I knew there might be somewhat of a lesser quality to the sound because I was putting them on an instrument that did not have the right size bridge and nut for these larger strings. And indeed I did detect a bit of mild buzz but it was not a significant deterent to my playing in the baritone range for my test. I have subsequently decided to get a baritone so I would say my teat was successful. I would buy these strings again for a baritone.