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Folkcraft® Tail Block, For 1 1/2" Wide Fretboard

Item Number 90713201

Regular price $7.00

Building your own mountain dulcimer? You need this part.

If you are making a dulcimer with 1/10" thick sides, our tail blocks are the perfect addition to your parts list. These tail blocks (tailblocks?) are angled correctly for our pre-bent hourglass (our our unbent teardrop) side sets. 

Use one of our precut tail blocks when you glue up the sides to the head, and this block will provide a secure foundation for your dulcimer assembly. Approximately 3/4" thick, and exactly 1 3/4" tall. 

Folkcraft tail blocks are available in sizes perfect for either 1 3/8" fretboards or 1 1/2" fretboards. Match your tail block to the correct head (which is also sized to the fretboard), and you'll be good to go!

Folkcraft tail blocks are designed to be hidden inside your completed dulcimer, and the choice of wood species doesn't have a measurable effect on the instrument's tone quality. We make our tail blocks in a variety of woods, so your tail block will be made of walnut, cherry, mahogany, or any of a variety of other stable hardwoods. 

Customer Reviews

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D.H.S.
Dulcimer Supplies

Always a pleasure dealing with Folkcraft!
The supplies are shipped prompt
Every item I have purchase meets my expectations!
Don S.

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J.H.
Black walnut fingerboard

I needed a fingerboard for a mountain dulcimer I was finishing for a friend. I ordered one from Folkcraft knowing I would receive one that would be straight and true. It arrived as I needed. I did a light sanding to check for level straightness and proceeded to mark the frets. This quality of this fretboard was top notch.

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S.M.
Cherry dulcimer kit

Love everything about my new dulcimer I built. The kit arrived on time, had all the parts and pieces needed, and was fun to build. The instructions were a little confusing but not bad. I had a question and called them. They thoroughly explain it and were very happy to help me. I had to order two new top pieces which was my mistake and the ship them out promptly. I am thinking of ordering another kit maybe in walnut this time. I would recommend them to anyone.

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R.M.

great people to work with

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Dulcimoreororless

The sides, top pieces, bottom and misc parts are all great with one exception. The string grooves in the nut and bridge parts do not seem to line up with where i think the strings should be. I would prefer these pieces not to have the grooves molded in. But all the wood parts are quite fine.