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.
Another reviewer stated he got help from his neighbors to do the fret work. I don't have that neighbor so my fret wires are a mess.
I think the kit should come fretted because I don't have hours to file the hard fret wire down or a neighbor with the right power tool.
After some time on this it's still in the box.....
My dad is enjoying using the books. Adds variety to his playing
I order strap buttons from Folkcraft because I like the style and price. Whenever I place an order from Folkcraft I always include some strap buttons to have on hand for my dulcimer builds or my cigar box guitars. I recommend these as they are a great product.
It's so easy to order the set of strings and because I only use three strings rather then four, the set gives me an extra melody string - just in case I need it. Wonderful tone.
These strings are great - and the tone on my dulcimer is so much richer after putting them on. Next time, I won't wait so long to replace them!
The capo does what it’s suppose to do, and works well.
I have yet to to use the new strings, but this is the first time I’ve had bulk strings at my disposal. This gives me confidence to restring more frequently and keep my instrument resonating at its best.
Just got to pick my wood, eastern red cedar, for my dream dulcimer. The actual piece!!! I am so excited to see it on the completed instrument. What a great service.
Good quality and the T handle make it easier to fine tune on the notes.
Good old songs, and most are easy to play. I would buy it again.
It would have taken me weeks to understand Tabledit without this guide. It is clear and extremely helpful!
The Songbook is a wonderful resource for hammered dulcimer hymn arrangements. Kendra’s books are easy to read and are a great value.
YES it works, and beats paying someone to restring an instrument.
So simple. The pics are right there so you are ready to play.