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.
This is the second 1" dulcimer strap I have purchased from Folkcraft - one for each of my dulcimers, not because I had any problems with the first. I have had the first one for 2 years now and had no problems at all. No worries about the latch giving way, yet a nice quick connect and release. That's why I came back when I needed a second one. Also, 1" is enough room to allow personalization if you take it to an embroidery shop.
These strings worked great. They sound good and came in very nice packaging.
Easy to put on, work great. Like the .015 gauge particularly.
This is a really handy holder that I just stuck on to the side of my dulcimer. In fact, I have one for each dulcimer. It holds several picks so no more searching around for those elusive picks that seemed to disappear like the odd socks!
I LOVE this book! I really enjoy finger picking, and I love the way that Stephen arranges tunes. Well worth it. Thanks!
As usual Bing keeps things pretty simple.
I have other books by BING
Learned alot about the fretboard, pickup amplifiers and more.
I also had to get a L R Braggs acoustic D.I. because I didn't have a preamp in my dulcimer I just had a standard pickup.
I enjoy the exercises in the books
Over all it is a very good book very educational.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking forward are to playing the bass dulcimer.
Very nice craftsmanship!
Wonderful Manx Island tunes, great tab, and entertaining and enlightening commentary. Already recommended to a friend!
So very pleased with the strap buttons.
Excellent quality!! Lovely wood front and back. Love the tone. Richard answered all my questions prior to my purchase. Was well packaged and arrived the third day after I placed the order. Thank you Folkcraft!!
The service was fast and courteous. The supplies were for back up use so I haven’t used them at this point but they look to be just as advertised
I have been a happy customer of Folkcraft for some time... all of their products are of excellent quality. It is always a pleasure doing business with Folkcraft!
Nice sounding strings, a bit heavier than what usually get bundled for mountain dulcimers, which is what I prefer.
DNA Ditties 3 - These arrangements of well-known songs offer some unique chord combinations, providing the possibility of distinctly different emotions than expected. Nothing stale here! The fingering can be quite challenging unless you follow Carol Walker's helpful tips. I love that she includes all the lyrics! The CD is a great help also, of course.
I haven't progressed beyond a handful of the songs yet, but I endeavor to become proficient at every one (playing and singing) and to apply some of her uniqueness to other songs I am working on. Her book goes everywhere with my dulcimer.
Fantastic book! Love the way she coaches you along through every book- great teacher!