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.
The hymns in this collection took me back to my early days in many small country churches. This will be a collection that I will enjoy for a long time to come. I will note that the song listing in the product description differs by six songs from what is in the actual book. The product description lists Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, Crying Holy, O' Come Angel Band, Old Gospel Ship, This World Is Not My Home, and Where The Roses Never Fade but those songs do not appear in the second edition of the book that I received. Instead of those six songs, the following were in my book Down By The Riverside, Go Tell it on the Mountain, It is Well With My Soul, My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, Just As I Am, and All People That On Earth Do Well. Still it is a good collection of hymns that I will be enjoying as I learn to play these favorites on the mountain dulcimer.
I’m a long time musician but new to the dulcimer. I love O’Carolan music and very much enjoyed this book!
Great customer service. Answered all my questions in a timely manner. Made recommendations. Excellent products. Highly recommend!
Solid material allows me to make nut or bridge to the height and width that fits my dulcimer fret board. I am glad Folkcraft had this option. Thank you again
Learned a lot from this DVD 👍
Very accommodating craftsmen. Nothing is too much trouble for Richard, the owner, and the finished product is superb in terms of build and tone. I will not be using anyone else in future
Great arrangements and a good selection of songs. This book is very enjoyable with the dulcimer.
Fun & Challenging
Well Made & works perfectly!
Very impressed with the Quality & Sound of my Dulcimer, well made & fast shipping!
Love, love,love this book!! Wonderful that it has melody and harmony tabs for alot of the songs!! Fun when you're playing with a friend!
Nothing to write home about but they work. I have installed them on several dulcimers I have made for my family and the machine heads do the trick. I will buy more.
Excellent value! This book has 50 tunes. Some familiar and many new. A terrific addition to my dulcimer music library.
Every time I use Folkcraft, i receive excellent service and have come to respect their acheivements in service. Highly recommend!
I have looked for Dulcimer strings local with no good success. I sent for them at Folkcraft they arrived on time and worked great. This was a dulcimer that I built
about 40 years ago I just started to pick it up and play it again after some time. Great strings and sound. Thanks so much Folkcraft.
Great companion book to Join the Jam opens up new avenue of playing. Thanks for filling order and shipping so quickly!
I have nothing but great things to say about the craftsmanship of my 2 Folkcraft dulcimers. My next dulcimer from Richard will be a custom next year!
I have a Cherry/Butternut and a an all Cherry Folkcraft. The first has an ebony fingerboard. The ebony is amazingly smooth! The woods chosen for all are beautiful. I particularly like the nut and bridge material and that they are strung up as 3 strings. The frets are nice and big and beautifully finished.
BUT - the attention to detail in the finished product is absolutely amazing. I know they hand rub each and every dulcimer with steel wool to finish them off and this step takes this dulcimer completely over the top for me. The feel of it is head and shoulders above the other makers models I’ve played.
Smooth and very nice to the touch.
The case is noteworthy as well. Hand made in-shop, this case is unlike any other dulcimer case I’ve seen. The padding is thick enough and the way it opens like a book leaves you with lots of room for many different sizes of dulcimer. This and the GIGANTIC pocket allow you to cart around LOTS of necessary materials with you. I use it going to teach lessons at the local music shop.
I will be a Folkcraft customer for life. And I will recommend this brand to my subscribers on youtube. Thank you for making such a quality product in every way!
Like everything from Folkcraft, this is built to last. Nice leather attachment, heavy duty clips.
All purchases I’ve made from Folkcraft have been wonderful, especially the beautiful mahogany and butternut dulcimer, whose rich, warm tone gives me pleasure every day. And inspires me to become a better player in order to be worthy of it!
I received a Folkcraft Dulcimer as a gift last year. I was also given a hard case for it but wanted to purchase a soft case. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I LOVE it! Thank you Folkcraft for such an awesome product!
Quick and easy ordering especially with the reference guide they provide!
Great arrangements and some different tunes not always seen. I throughly enjoy playing through the tunes in this book.
Excellent scale drawing with full details. Exact measurements for locating frets also. I have not used it yet except for reference for the teardrop dulcimers I am making. I am going to get to the hourglass soon. Thanks for this drawing.
These nuts and bridges work fine if your fingerboard is 1 3/8” wide. However, since they have small hollow sections, they cannot be cut to fit narrower fingerboards.
These anchor pins work great, especially when ordered with the recommended drill bit.
I haven’t installed these tuners in my current project.
I know they will do the job perfectly...Doing business
With Folkcraft is always a great experience!
This fret wire was easy to install. I'm planning to make some more dulcimers in the future and will be ordering more supplies from Folkcraft Instruments.
Folkcraft® Mountain Dulcimer String Set, Ball Ends (.012" .015" .024"RW)
I made my first Mountain Dulcimer in 1973. My second dulcimer in 1976. I just finished numbers three and four, (44 years later).
Thanks to Folkcraft Instruments, the items I ordered for my dulcimers look and sound great. Strings sound good and I love the abalone position dots.
I have plans for number five very soon.
I love these strings! I had been breaking strings left and right. Richard Ash helped me select these and they are a perfect combination of great sound and durability.
Been using FolkCraft strings exclusively for many years. The bronze wounds give a great response and tone. Highly recommended (and the service is terrific!)
I've had a Folkcraft hammered dulcimer for more than 10 years. I finally decided to purchase a padded carrying case and after looking on-line I went with Folkcraft for my case as well. I'm very pleased I did as it was the perfect size for my unique dulcimer. The shipping was above and beyond fast, which was just in time for a long-distance move. Thank you for the great service!
Every purchase I've made from Folkcraft is wonderful--especially my mahogany and butternut dulcimer! And starting as a novice, I especially appreciated Richard Ash's patience over the telephone, educating me about the dulcimer, which was new to me, and the sound qualities of different woods. He is a true craftsman, rare in our world now. It was a privilege to be educated by him, and to own a dulcimer he made.