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.
Every thing I ordered arrived nicely packaged and in great shape, just as with any other order I have had in the past. Thanks for the GREAT SERVICE!
They look wonderful and easy to install.
Folkcraft has a quick user friendly site. My "Folkcraft® Mountain Dulcimer String Set, Six String, Loop Ends (.011" .011" .013" .013" .024BW" .011")" arrived right on schedule. Can't wait for my son to install for me. Thanks
Your plans came in a quick and timely manner. I will enjoy making the Ukelele
Orders are filled quickly. The products are always as described. The quality is excellent. If there is an problem, an email will quickly resolve it.
This plan is very well detailed and accurately drawn and printed. I used it for reference in building a slightly different style and size of instrument and since then have purchased the Folkcraft teardrop dulcimer kit and will build it using the plan again.
Aaron O'Rourke - Faster, Cleaner, Better!
I have a lovely Folkcraft Teardrop dulcimer with a sweet, melodious tone. It’s very soothing to both hear and play. I had been using 12-15-24 strings on it, often dropping from D-A-D tuning to C-G-C for easier slides and singing. A friend suggested 11-13-24 strings for my style of playing. I ordered a set and tried them. They gentled and smoothed my playing even more, and because I don’t play “hard and loud,” I find that even in C-G-C, the 11-13- 24 strings play well and clean. Keeping my fretboard clean and oiled, and using Fast Fret on the strings, means silky playing and sweet sounds! The strings seem to be lasting well.
Love the strings
Great services and high quality materials.
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.