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.
I made this without any skills at all. I took my time and it came out very very nice. I would recommend this to anyone. The sound of the dulcimer is very nice too. A fun project and and beautiful instrument!
The plan is understandable and well laid out. I haven't started the build yet but with the plan I feel it will come together quite well.
I was satisfied with the service and products on Folkcraft, and will definitely deal with them again.
I have used the dulcimer nuts and bridges for many years. Good quality and stays in place. Fast shipping and good service.
Excellent I love the music notation also
I am a small custom dulcimer maker. I highly recommend these strings for any dulcimer. 100 percent satisfied
Creates a very snug hole for the anchor pins. The pins can be tapped in and they definitely will not come out without effort. - It would be nice if the exact depth for the hole were marked on the bit.
There are not many books that provide parts for multiple dulcimers and this has some bass line and chord parts that will be handy if some of the players in a group would like a part that is less challenging than the full chord melody.
I like to buy my strings in a Pack Of Twelve so that I can make up strings sets suited to several of my dulcimers that play better with combinations that are not in standard sets. Folkcraft has very fast delivery and great customer assistance.
I had been using a strap I made with a button. The strap was usable, but this is far easier. The quick release buckles are awesome and easier to undo with one hand. I am very happy with the narrow width of this strap. It is very well made.
I like playing the softer side of the dulcimer and she has done such a beautiful job with this book. Love the fingering and the tunes.
Such a simple idea that works so well. It works on my lap or on my dulcimer stand. Packs easily in the case.
If you want to expand the possibilities on your dulcimer, this is an absolute must-have. It is secure and tight and easy to use. You can't go wrong with this.
I have played guitar all my life. I have used many guitar polishes.. then I found this one when I started to play the dulcimer. This, by far, is the best polish I have used. You can't go wrong.
I had Richard and the gang build me one of these amazing instruments. I was amazed at the sound. It is exquisite! The bass is a lot of fun and gives the player a lot of possibilities... or you can simply use some extra drone strings. There is so much you can do with this. I am totally smitten with this instrument. Love it!!!!!
What a nice way to secure your dulcimer and display it at the same time. Easy to install and I feel good knowing that nothing will happen to my prized dulcimers when they are hanging nicely on the wall.
I received my order quickly and was able to finish my build. Thanks
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Well made, and I install them myself. I use these on Ukes with chrome tuners.
Excellent and very fast service. I have tried several quick release straps on my dulcimer but the Folkcraft Quick Release strap is the only one that works for me. I love that it is double ended and very easy to use!
I did this already
Customer service was awesome. Ordered my case on Thursday and received it on Saturday. Very high quality materials and craftsmanship. Very satisfied!
I’m a guitar player who recently took up dulcimer at the urging of my aunt. She gave me an amazing Folkcraft dulcimer that belonged to my uncle. After doing some research I chose To restring it with Folkcraft strings. I’ve used a lot of different guitar strings and these are excellent. I won’t put anything else on my dulcimer.
I received the 2 inch strap for my dulcimer in a timely manner… I love the fact that it has a quick release at both ends of the strap!!
More fun tunes to play in groups. Looking forward to working these out with my friends.
Great service. Received in two days!
These bridges/nuts appear to be very durable. The slots are included for the standard stringing (bass, middle, and 2 melody strings) and for 4 equidistant strings. I am glad for the flexibility! Customer service for help with setting them up is personal and great as always!
This is a very nice and complete plan for a 27" VSL hourglass dulcimer and was a great help when I built mine. I traced off the outside shape so I had multiple throw-away guides to bend my sides. I am definitely NOT disposing this plan. It gives all the elevations, plus detail views and exact measurements. The fretboard shows the exact fret placement for frets for a 27" VSL. I am glad I have it!
Great beginning point for building your own dulcimer
I just put them on yesterday, and they are beautiful with Uke with gold tuners. Nice! Sturdy. I watched the Folkcraft instructional video, then 5 more on YouTube. The first time you install them is terrifying. It is so easy. Now I pop them on all the time for my students. I love this company!
I am very pleased with my recent gift purchase of 3 of Maureen Sellers books. Simply Duets is a "must have" book for anyone who loves to learn and play in groups! I have most of her books as they are well laid out and easy to understand!
One inch is wide enough to hold it on my lap. Solid blue is a nice neutral color. You don’t need anything more unless you want to make a statement about your backside.