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.
Folkcraft customers speak out!
These inexpensive machine heads work well for us. They fit our dulcimers and stay in tune.
Thanks for my gorgeous strap. Such fast shipping!
I’m enjoying the black strings, which sound great. They’re bright and loud! (As always, shipping was fast and excellent.)
Like the product and I believe this has conditioned fret board giving me peace of mind for what I think was needed.
Good parts. Tuners work well. All RR&J friendly. BTW, ever hear of “Original Mountain Music Dulcimer” Paradise, CA?
I buy all my strings here in the 12 packs and haven’t had a bad batch yet! Quick shipping and quality products keep me coming back for more.
He was a wonderful instructor and did an fantastic job at the Saturday Class. I had a great time! Thank you for putting these events on!
Honestly excellent across the board. I ordered a Custom Series dulcimer and couldn't be happier. The materials are clearly high quality, the workmanship is gorgeous, and it sounds incredible. A breathtaking instrument all round.
Not only that, but the youtube videos and informative articles on the website made the whole process for choosing the custom elements infinitely easier, and when I had questions Richard got back to me quickly with thoughtful and fulsome answers.
Five stars, would definitely shop here again.
I liked the capo - well made, but it is too big for my Applecreek. Guess I’ll have to order one of your dulcimers so it won’t go to waste!!
I found a Mt. Dulcimer on Ebay made by Jim Woods that had a broken bridge & was missing 2 strings. Aside from that it was in great shape. I ordered these bridges from Folkcraft & they fit perfectly into the bridge slot. I sanded the bridge down for better action, moved the nut into place, put on a set of new strings & "Viola", I have a great sounding/looking dulcimer ! Replacing the bridge was very easy to do & this Folkcraft bridge worked perfectly/excellent.
I bought this book for Castle of Dromore and I got so many more terrific songs. The multiple variations of each are helpful when progressing from a more simple to a more advanced version, I really appreciate the ability to scale up with Nina’s embellishments in the more advanced versions. This book is typified by Nina’s simple approach to writing tab and keeping her expressive fingerpicking style.
Replacement the original strap the plastic end broke apart.
The new strap appears to be working fine.
This clip-on tuner is easy to use and accurate, and I like using it.
Am excited to be in an Aaron O'Rourke workshop. Usually I would have to register for a multiple day festival and travel a long way to be in his class. Not this time! Love these 1 day workshops only 2 hours from home. Doable and affordable and Folkcraft, who could ask for more!!