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.
Wasn’t sure about the firmness but they play great and really help project sound out of my dulcimers. Even strumming is smooth and not twangy. Pleasantly surprised!! 5stars.
I haven't been able to try them yet, because I still need tuner pegs for my dulcimer. As soon as I can get this fixed, I'll send a better review
I’m just beginning to work through this book but I’m excited about what I’m learning and the SONGS in the book.
Many great songs that I love and remember!
Love these straps and highly recommend.. We ordered 2 - 2" straps for our urrent dulcimer so that we could have a strap adjusted for my husband and one for myself. They are quick connect and fit perfectly. We'll be ready when we buy our next dulcimer.
Our luthier program has worked with Folkcraft for 20 years, and the service is always exceptional. They take the extra steps to deliver exactly what we need. Many thanks!
Quick service reasonable prices. Think I may have received 2 incorrect strings, for tuning in DAAA
Plans for hourglass Dulcimer are spot on. My first build but not my first Rodeo.
Been working wood all my life. I’m now in my seventy’s enjoying all the finer woodworking I never had the time for. Learned how to carve a spiral/volute head stock and thinking about feet or souls of shoes for sound holes. So maybe the first Soul Dulcimer is born as a compliment to the traditional heart shaped sound holes. Heart and soul, yeah! My sweetheart has a 50 year old, all cherry hourglass with hearts.we gonna be strumming out here.
I’m slowly working on a OM guitar build after this…just thought it would be a good way to get my feet wet in building a Dulcimer first…a lot of the same rules
apply. Thank you Folkcraft for keeping us older folks alive.
Easy to order and exactly what I wanted. Quick to ship too.
My order was pretty simple, just a package of dulcimer strings and picks, but Folkcraft is my "go to" for everything dulcimer. Quick service and they always seem to have everything I want in stock.
These are perfect for the melody strings. Especially if you have double melody strings on your dulcimer. The sound is great, not too trebley as the .10 gauge and not as difficult on the fingers as the .12 gauge strings. The .11 gauge is a good medium ground for me. I highly recommend the folkcraft .11 strings!
I didn't know the mountain dulcimer could play music like the selections in the songbook. In addition to melody with dulcimer pulls, hammers, and slides; the songs have their original turns and echos that give each song the real deal. Even some palm mute beats.
3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar Plan
Excellent product and timely shipping!
It is important to me to know the songs I am learning to play. I play by the frets and these are easy to read. I will enjoy learning songs from this book.