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.
Good quality and performance
This strap is so well made! It looks wonderful and works so well. I am very pleased. And shipping was so rapid!!!
Was going to use this dulcimer top/back for the back of the dulcimer I am making and I haven't done that yet !
Recognizable tunes make learning the dulcimer so much easier! Great for a beginner like me.
Great strings. Quality is outstanding and timely delivery.
Folkcraft® Mountain Dulcimer String Set, Ball Ends (.011" .011" .013" .024"RW)
I like the selections of lullabies included this book. There are a nice variety of familiar as well as a few lesser know melodies. My students really enjoy playing the parts as well.
A perfect fit for my dulcimer & good padding. Plenty of room for extras.
Once again, just what I ordered, no problems with fast delivery.
I use Folkcraft strings on all 5 of my dulcimers, even though only one of them is a Folkcraft. Best service and products around !!!
Just as promised
The Folkcraft dulcimer carrying case is perfect for what I was seeking. It arrived very quickly (thank you, Fokcraft!) and was ready for carrying to my second lesson. I'm a beginner player, and may ultimately acquire a better dulcimer. So not yet ready to commit to a specifically-shaped or harder case. This case works very well for protecting the dulcimer during storage and transit to lessons and very convenient to throw over the shoulder since free hands are needed for managing the music bag, portable chair and music stand..... I learned at my first jam that others appreciate this case as well, so the embroidered personalization with my name was a good choice! The case is made well, with light padding and multiple D-rings, and has a large, divided pocket on the front that is perfect for dulcimer strap, capo, and picks, with lots of room to spare.
His arrangements are beautiful and easy to play
I love these strings and always use them on my dulcimers. I like using the thin set (.011 - .024) as it's fast fretting and playing.
I prefer Folkcraft strings over others. I highly recommend them!
Only Bing could stir a renewed interest in my mountain dulcimer. Thanks for all the tips. Easy to use format.
Every time I order parts they arrive quickly and are perfect for my needs.
just what I needed. good quality and fast shipping
While there are apps to help with fret placement on new instruments, this provides ready-made tables that I found very useful when trying to determine the VSL for a 1970s dulcimer which had its top three frets in the wrong position. Turns out its VSL is 25 5/8”. Now that the wire staples are gone, I can proceed with installation of fret wire and correct positioning of the floating bridge.
This compact humidifier is a simple and convenient way to make sure my case-kept instrument is adequately hydrated for these dry winter months. I like that it's easy to use with just soaking it for 5 minutes a couple times during the month and that there is no mess to deal with.
I reordered a couple sets of these strings because they are a quality product, they sound great with my dulcimer, and they are easy to change out. However, the reason I keep ordering from Folkcraft is because of the excellent customer service of Richard Ash. Whenever I have had a question about something, he has responded very promptly and never makes me feel that my question is insignificant. He is so knowledgeable about the dulcimer realm and graciously shares his expertise.
The strings arrived in great condition and a very timely manner.
Wonderful book. I enjoy playing and learning some new music. Highly recommend her music!
These strings sound great. since they are a heavier gauge my dulcimer volume has gone way up. Love them
Every time I want or need parts Mr. Ash has provided them. The parts are always delivered quickly and they are always of the high quality I expect. The pricing seems fair. I have personally visited the shop and had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Ash. I’ve turned the outstanding shop and I’m impressed with the size and quality of the equipment. I had a question regarding fretting and he spent a long time assisting me resolving the problem. He’s treated me as a friend and I surly respect him and the beautiful instruments he makes.
It’s a great case well padded I really like it
Folkcraft® Mountain Dulcimer Kerfing, African Mahogany, Package Of Four Eighteen-Inch Pieces
Love this book!!! Having just started playing a month ago I was eager to learn new songs. Hers are written so well that it's easy for a beginner to follow! Keeps me motivated to practice having so many songs tabbed that I can play as a newbie- and they sound great!!! Thanks Judy and Folkcraft fir carrying this!
These straps are excellent . A good value .
Plus I get excellent service from Folkcraft
as always, great quality products, and quick processing on orders
My order arrived in a very timely fashion. I had actually ordered 12 of each size string for my Folkcraft Mountain Dulcimer and they all came at the same time. They are high quality, very nice strings. I set down and separated the string into sets of 1bass string, one middle string and one melody string and placed each set in a ziplock bag, so I now have 12 sets of strings at a much cheaper price than if I had ordered the strings already packaged as sets. I am very pleased with Folkcraft Instruments and their high quality products and customer service.
I was Pleased with quality and operation of the Dulcimer tuning machines. Anchor Pins are attractive and work well, Drill bit created a tight fit