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.
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.
This is handy tool that saves a lot of time and aggravation when putting on new strings - you can skip all that slow turning pegs by hand and just wind away!
I adore this volume! If you love Early American hymnody, this is a stellar selection. I love the arrangements of Moravian hymns and Shape Note selections, especially, and the gorgeous round "When Jesus Wept" by Billings. I also appreciate Nina Zanetti's style, which allows the player to fingerpick many arrangements if they wish. Arrangements run the range from gentle and slow to energetic and triumphant. I'm impressed with the research done to put this volume together, and the wonderful tunes that were chosen from our early traditions.
Had my new custom dulcimer about 3-4 weeks now, and honestly, I am enjoying it more every day. The quality of the workmanship, top and bottom joints, finish and most importantly, sound is absolutely top notch. Everyone notices the brilliance and warmth of the tones. Needless to say but I’ll say it anyway ..I could not be more happy with this custom dulcimer. Number four in my collection but number one in overall quality.!
Compact. Easy to read.
Realizing that Folkcraft no longer makes hammered dulcimers... I am very grateful to them for stocking the wires I need to play tunefully! Docterry McGrath
I often play standing up with my dulcimer on a keyboard stand. This pad makes sure the instrument doesn't slide around (or worse, off!). It's shaped for a Folkcraft dulcimer, but it works great with my other one too.