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.
Aaron O'Rourke - Faster, Cleaner, Better!
A nice collection of tunes. I read standard music notation, so having the music/chords along with the tab is a plus. I tweak the tab as necessary to "improve" the chord/melody, consistent with how I play. But, I do that with any tab. This book is handy when playing with dulcimer groups (jams).
I’ve received nothing but high quality merchandise from Folkcraft. I’ll be sticking with them!
I find no difference between each color and when I measure the thickness between colors I find no big difference. Measuring the thickness between points on a specific pick there is a range of thicknesses 1is thin 3 is thickest. That being said all colors work equally well and are a joy to use.
Love the arrangements...
Great strings at a good price. Fast service is a plus.
My bass dulcimer arrived today and I am delighted with its sound and looks. The Eastern red cedar I chose turned out wonderfully. The sound is deep and rich.
coincidentally the day i got the request for a review i pounded the hitchpins into the pinblocks. unfortunately one went in a little bit askew and when i tried to straighten, well, imagine my horror when it snapped off. i had to use a plug cutter on my pristine pin blocks, got the stub out and tried to glue in a plug. imagine my further frustration when the plug was too small and i had to quickly whittle one to fit. i was just going down to the shop to trim it flush and see how cruddy the repair looks. that was the only pin i had trouble with. the rest went in nice and even and it was easy to tell when they bottomed out. if i ever need them in the future, i would buy them again.
I am so sorry it took this long to get back to you, but I have been busy playing!!
My new Folkcraft (standard) has Honduras Mahogany back and sides, Western Red Cedar soundboard and Purple Heart fret board with a Galax bottom too!
When I took it out of the case, I couldn’t believe it! It is magnificent and beautiful! The sound is fantastic! This is my 3rd Folkcraft, I have a bass dulcimer and of course my very first dulcimer (which is 100% all walnut). Obviously I am a great (lifelong) fan. Thank you so much, Flo
So many well known songs..hard to decide which one to pratice!... 👍
Streets of Laredo....awesome..
Consistent quality. Sound great.
Great stuff to make you own nuts and bridges. Also like the cast nuts and bridges .
What a great tab book..I almost have the song 'farmer's jamboree ' down..so much fun..
I love Larry Conger books..
I also practice it on the Lap jo..
Very flexible and helpful experts, and I would not hesitate to purchase from them again!
These have become my go-to strings for the several dulcimers I bought, repaired or upgraded, and added to my collection. No problems and great sounding.