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.
In October 2020 I was on vacation in Indiana and made arrangements to stop by the FolkCraft shop. Best vacation stop ever. I purchased a dulcimer with a Purple Heart body and a Sitka Spruce top. Richard was very kind and helpful. I could barely play then but I’m addicted to it now and my skill has grown by leaps and strums. Their instruments are works are art and heart.
I bought an entire set of Dulcimer strings for my new hammered dulcimer. Quality was excellent and the service was excellent as well. I have only good things to say about my experience with Folkcraft
Good quality, excellent service and fast shipping. I’m most satisfied.
Always enjoy Stephen Seifert and alternative ways to play the same songs in a jam session- brings more fun to the mix.
I love my new dulcimer and capo
I use them every day
A significant upgrade on the bow that came with my bowed psaltery I bought on another site.
This dulcimer bag is a perfect fit and is sturdy enough to protect my dulcimer. Glad I bought it!
I usually use the 1" strap (which I prefer), but the 2" strap is also very nice. For some heavier, more-substantial dulcimers, this one might be better than the 1" strap. Either way, this is the only strap I ever use anymore.
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So happy to receive this custom dulcimer with chromatic fretboard and a built-in pick up. I don't have an amp so I haven't tried the pick up yet, but even without an amp, the sound carries well. I am really enjoying the touch and playability of this dulcimer. The tone is wonderful - it just rings on and on and on. And the chromatic fretboard is helping me learn music and I'm able to play more keys and songs (so much easier on 3 strings than on a guitar!). I am also really pleased with the beauty of the sound hole I picked (dragonfly).
I am thoroughly happy with this beautiful dulcimer. It was worth waiting for one customized just for me. Looking forward to trying out the pick up.
We purchased a used, hand made dulcimer at an estate sale. Never had a dulcimer before. It was a four-stringed instrument, but was missing one string. Purchased the four string replacement set and the instrument sounds wonderful. Thank you for wonderful strings, at an affordable price and rapid delivery. Cheers!
Herdim Pick, 3-In-1 Sampler Pack (Four Of Each Color)
This is actually my first purchase from Folkcraft, and what an INCREDIBLE instrument this is!! The craftsmanship is absolutely beautiful, and I have to say that this is definitely the nicest dulcimer I have ever owned! I was interested in the MAXDAD when I saw Richard do a video of one he had recently made, and I LOVED the sound of it, and I really liked the idea of having a couple extra strings on it to give the instrument more bass. When plugged in, this thing has amazing sound, and I’m SO happy with it! The MAXDAD is the perfect instrument for me, and I highly recommend it!
Well made , good quality and the finish us great.
great price for a pack of 6