Will be shopping here again for sure
3rd strap I’ve ordered. Happy with each one.
Well made, love the vibrant colors.
I had to replace a lost hammered dulcimer tuner and called Richard to place my order. It arrived within a few days and I am happily tuning my instrument. Richard always gives quality customer service whenever I need accessories or have instrument concerns or questions. My Folkcraft mountain dulcimers are my favorites! Anything purchased from Folkcraft will be exceptional quality!
I ordered on a fairly tight schedule my custom-made case. I knew I was going to need protection for a Tennessee Music Box with delicate cherry wood and abalone shell decorations, but waited trying to find something local. Finally searched online & realized I should call Folkcraft. Heard they might not have enough of the material in stock, but knew it would be good WHENEVER! based on cases that came with a Folkcraft dulcimer I bought in Michigan. Gave dimensions & asked it tend toward roomy. It is. (Perfectly.) With a roomy pocket on the side, too, and an available strap to put on attached rings fixed to prevent sway. It arrived right before my birthday & the time when I said I'd be playing. So glad it has the Folkcraft logo to proudly show their custom work. Richard was so helpful on the order & also told me about summer events that I just may attend. Truly happy with the whole experience.
This is my second purchase of the Folkcraft plain steel strings. The quality is very good and I have been very satisfied when using these strings on three different dulcimers. Unlike some other dulcimer strings I have used, the initial stretch and tone are very consistent.
The best all around dulcimer strings. Have them on all my dulcimers. Fast shipping too.
Phyllis Gaskins is widely regarded as having a direct connection to the historic Melton and Russell families of the Galax, Virginia area. She learned directly from Raymond Melton. As such, she is one of the most knowledgeable Galax-Style dulcimer players in the country. Her book is the most authoritative description of the Galax-Style from its history to the practical aspects of playing in the Virginia style. If you want to play an authentic Galax-Style dulcimer, you need to do two things. First, you should try to attend one of Phyllis's live workshops. Second, you should get a copy of this book and read it from cover to cover. Phyllis reveals the knowledge she has gained over her lifetime, and it is a must read for any aspiring Galax-Style dulcimer player.
Love this dulcimer. Great workmanship. Lovely wood. Sounds great. Exactly as ordered. Thanks.
Thank you for building my custom mountain dulcimer. It is butternut on top and African mahogany sides and bottom. It is the 8 1/2 inch bout, with extra frets. The extra frets make it so easy to play C chords without having to move way up the fretboard. And capoing to G, makes chord formation even easier with the extra 8 1/2 fret. Thank you for building such a lovely instrument!
These are the only ones I use or recommend
The strings improved the sound of my dulcimer and were easy to change. The only issue I had was that one of the melody strings broke , came apart , on the ball end. I was able to still play my dulcimer because I am only using one melody string at this time.
It is rare to have a handcrafted instrument, and she is a beauty. Also I would recommend the hard case. It is pricey, but beautifully made, and will protect your dulcimer.
In our club we refer to the straps as seatbelts. I have a 2" wide strap for each of my Folkcraft MDs. Straps very well made and the extra width adds comfort without binding. I have the quick release on each but have never used them. The straps really help to keep the instruments from sliding off the lap and let the hands/fingers do their job with confidence.
I love my bass dulcimer, such a deep and warm sound. And, thank you for taking the time to answer my many questions. 😊
To complement my Standard Folkcraft Custom Mountain Dulcimer, I ordered and received a Baritone Folkcraft Custom Mountain Dulcimer. After talking with Richard, I decided on cherry wood with rosewood accents. It is beautiful. Richard, Aaron, and Jim picked out some amazing wood sets for it. It sounds great too. The cherry adds a bit more sparkle and volume to the overall lower tones. The craftmanship, again, is top notch. The custom case is beautiful too, thanks to Pam's talent.
Plays like a dulcimer - dulcimer fretboard! Sounds like a real banjo! Perfect!
I have met the artist & wanted to play his music on my mountain dulcimer. The book has excellent variety of his music.
Great product and easy to install. They do a good job of anchoring the strings and look good on my dulcimer.
No sweat, no fret, quality product delivered on time.
As a beginner the CD is very helpful to here how the songs are played. I've only been at it since March. I practice every day and hope to be able to play this well eventually
Bulk strings is the way to go. I provide therapy music several times a week and change my strings frequently. Bulk works for me.
I have used this fret wire on six dulcimers so far and am very pleased. The 1 foot strips are easy to use and very little waste. A very good product.
I have ordered strings several times for my dulcimer I bought from Folkcraft. I have never been disappointed. They always have what I want and the gauges I want.
I wanted a dulcimer that I can take on a small regional plane and not worry if it got banged up so I ordered this kit. Super easy to build, stays tuned!, and sounds mellow. I’m happy with my choice.
I bought both the hard case for air travel and the soft case for around home. Both surpassed my expectations. Made in USA is better. Top quality.
Great product and easy to use. Fits my needs perfectly.
Easy to find what was needed on the website. Quick delivery. Good quality.
I like these picks, especially the heavier ones. Good for picking and strumming!
Very please with this product. Smooth operation, stylish finish, very acceptable price. Great value.
Nice looking - true to size.
I so enjoy Stephen Seifert music books. I find them easy to read, and enjoy his selection of music.
If you enjoy arpeggios then you will love Dave Haas’ arrangements. These are familiar hymns done in a fluid lovely arpeggio style. Very fun to play.