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.
So far am enjoying the sound they make and definitely like how they look against my black ebony fretboard.
Clear and bright, quite possibly the best on the market. Highly recommend .
The dulcimer was exactly as I ordered, and wonderfully crafted. It has a lovely sound, and is easily tuned. In fact if arrived almost exactly in tune. I am a beginner, and this is a joy to play, which encourages practice.
I am exceedingly happy and satisfied with the custom resonator I received recently; well worth the wait. The craftsmanship, quality and tone are terrific; all my expectations have been met, even exceeded. And, it's FUN to play!!!
Folkcraft® Mountain Dulcimer String Anchor Pins, Pack Of One Hundred
Pretty easy to build, excellent written instructions. The estimate of 2 hours to build is a little sporty - it took me about 4 hours over a few days. All in all a nice starter instrument.
I called in with some questions and I was helped big time. Folkcraft is a great company and they bend over backwards to help. I can’t recommend them enough. Great people and great products at a very good price.
This is a lovely case. Well made and adequately padded.
I built my first dulcimer from scratch. I bought the one to use everyday and not have to use my hand built one. It was very easy to assemble and has a very nice tone.
very good . gave me the sound and feel that I wanted'
These plans are very good, they are easy to read and accurate.
Really enjoy learning from Mr Dave Haas !
Theses strings are the best for a bright and sound filled play.
I have to three and they are great Indispensable.
Have used this before, and I like it. The convenience of having one stop shopping is perfect for me.
Everything I said in my review on Let's Jam Volume 2 is true here for the Celtic Edition. The songbook fits in both my dulcimer and fiddle case pockets, it lays flat, easy to turn pages, and has room to add lyrics. I love that the songs are all alphabetical so I don't have to consult the table of contents.
I am hoping that when I learn (or at least become familiar with) all these songs, I should have a pretty good base for celtic jams.
I hope to add all of these Let's Jam songbooks to my music library!
My wood arrived in perfect condition, no blemishes and perfectly flat. Very nice grain too. It is very light in weight and rather soft so I am being very careful but it's going to be a beautiful top on my hourglass dulcimer.
Best picks available.
Nice strings with a rich tone. For people using four strings, you may want to change to just three. These are a bit heavier gauge which give the deeper, richer sound.
I now have several of Nina’s books and they are exceptional. The tab is excellent and reflect her amazing ability to convey story through song.
Nicely-made noter. It has a nice sound, and fells good in the hand.
Got tired of balancing my sheet music on my legs, so I purchased one of these stands. It is frankly made better than I expected and very nice. One tiny problem, was I ordered blue and received a black one, no big deal!
I bought these strings to see if there was a difference with the rolled string vs the wrapped. Sounds good.
I have not used them yet but they will do what I need them for.
Very easy to unhook and hook. So much better than a guitar strap or belt!
Folkcraft has always had competitive pricing and the products are great. I was very happy again when I looked at my quality order.
Did a nice job of cutting the frets for the current dulcimer. Glad I bought it.
Great service, fast delivery, very good quality,
My order was delivered to Australia promptly and accurately and in time for Xmas
being able to purchase strings for my Dulcimer in the guages I need and in bulk is great.thank you Folkcraft.
I've purchased many items from Folkcraft. Everything I've bought from them comes packaged well, is exactly as described and arrives in a timely fashion. But the real surprise for me was and is the amazing support I've received from . everyone at Folkcraft. Richard Ash is friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help even a rank amateur like me. I can't stress enough what Richard's done for me from helping me identify my early 70's FolkRoots Dulcimer to explaining how to cut the grooves in the nut and bridge for an old one I was restoring. This is old fashioned customer service at its finest. The kind that is sorely lacking in today's world. I am and will continue to be a loyal FolkCraft Customer. Thank you all!
this is a great book of dulcimer tabs. It has chords and harmony in addition to melody so it is a just challenging enough to sound more interesting and learn from.
Great book. This is a complementary book to Linda’s other book “Beyond the Basics: An Intermediate Course for Mountain Dulcimer”. Linda does a great job of laying out the music to develop and build skills in the player. I recommend this book to those who want to take your playing to the next level.
I don't know anything about string quality. These seem fine. Service was quick. I do know it is better to get extra because I was replacing on a scroll type and I goofed up one string. Glad I had ordered extra!