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.
Exactly what I wanted, quick release buckle with adjustable 1” green strap.
I am very pleased with my purchase of dulcimer strings and with the advice the sales rep. gave me. I have called several times for information and each time Folkcraft has been very helpful and inviting.
These Machine Heads are inexpensive yet work very well. They work smoothly and keep the dulcimer in tune.
The book seems to be very well done. I have not had a chance to study all details, but will be taking her virtual class in April.
I like the fact that these plans are full size and clearly laid out.I have used the teardrop dulcimer plans to build a dulcimer and look forward to building a traditional hourglass style also.
Very nice tuners. My player really liked the look and feel.
I never played a Mountain Dulcimer until my new, custom dulcimer arrived a few weeks ago. Richard spent a lot of time helping me design the best instrument for my needs. Now I am plucking and strumming on a gorgeous instrument that sounds heavenly… even with a beginner playing!
Let's Jam is pretty much a must-have tab book for any dulcimer player. Just about any song played in clubs or groups or. . . yes. . . jams, is most likely to be found in this book. The songs are clearly tabbed, arrangements good, and the accompanying CDs a great resource when you are not too sure exactly how a song should sound - though I would have preferred they had been real dulcimer demos rather than just simple guides. Personally I would leave the CDs out and just have the songs available online. At any rate, If I were to have only one tab book in my collection, this would have to be the one.
I picked this up as an impulse purchase, but I'm going to buy a few more and give them to other dulcimer playing friends. I wasn't expecting it to make changing strings so much easier.
I wanted to learn fingerpicking and this book came highly recommended. It's very well-written with an exhaustive list of exercises and patterns. I'm really enjoying it!
The Martin Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar Plan, With Venetian Cutaway is very good and reasonably priced. I like the Venetian Cutaway. It was what made me want this guitar plan. I am making patterns and gathering the materials for this guitar now.
The Epiphone "Spartan" Model Archtop Guitar Plan is very good and reasonably priced. I'm very satisfied with how detailed it is. I'm making my patterns and molds from it very soon.
It fits into your hand well and does the job.
Consider adding purple. Green is lovely. Adjusts and quick release works.
This strap is well made and functional, I found it to be more comfortable than the wider guitar strap I have been using.