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.
We are working through this book and at first I thought "easy peasy"! HA! There are parts that address everyone's level I soon discovered. Clear notation, graduated difficulty, and lovely ensemble sound make this book unique. Buy it and find 3 of your dulcimer-playing friends---6 feet apart, outdoors, and masked!
I love this book. It has easy songs and challenging songs that make you really work. The book is wonderful for use by a group. It can also be used as a solo book or for duets. I practice with a friend and we both wish more people in our area had this book
In order to get the right rhythm of the song, it may be necessary to hear it.
I received my teardrop dulcimer about 3 weeks ago. It is absolutely beautiful. The front and bottom panels are perfectly matched. The overall finish is exquisite. Before playing it I always enjoy its looks and smoothness. Playing it is a joy - it frets easily and the sound sustain is long. Overall I’m glad that I bought it from folkcraft and I know that it will continue to be treasure.
A final point - the service from folkcraft was excellent..
I have had dulcimer classes with both of these master dulcimer players and enjoyed them very much. I especially like that Kirk did bass dulcimer notation in this book since I play bass dulcimer, too.
About two weeks ago I received my seventh Folkcraft/Folkroots dulcimer and this last one is the best yet. I don't know how I could order a finer looking, better sounding instrument than my current one. Richard Ash was extremely helpful with his recommendations and he'll help you to if you so wish. He's just that way. Watching all the Folkcraft videos on YouTube was helpful too. I recommend that you give the custom shop a try.
I bought the mountain dulcimer kit as a gift for my husband. The quality is very good and directions thorough although complicated. He’s having a great time building it!
Easy to use
Easy ordering, quality product, and arrived sooner than I expected! Yey!
Excellent product like EVERYTHING sold by FolkCraft!
Good old country music, fun if you like to sing along.
Just what I was looking for. Perfect to nip string ends. Small enough to fit into pocket of dulcimer case.
Very good quality
I always receive excellent personal service and quality materials from the folks at Folkcraft
I use them as ornamental piece in my hammers. Work great.