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Design Your Own FolkRoots® D Series Mountain Dulcimer

Item Number 9000003

Regular price $795.00 (Plus additional options, if added)
This item ships for free, worldwide.

The FolkRoots D Series mountain dulcimer has our larger body style – 8” wide, 2 1/4” sides, and has a rich, powerful tone. Choose the body (back, sides, head, fretboard) and top woods. Then, choose your head preference, scale length, and sound holes. The FolkRoots D Series dulcimers all have a 1 3/8" wide fretboard.

FolkRoots dulcimers all feature our larger California-style body. This larger body has been a hallmark of the FolkRoots dulcimers since the early 1970s, and this larger body gives these instruments a big, mellow, guitar-like tone quality.  Here's an article that discusses Kentucky style dulcimers versus California style dulcimers.

Each of our handmade dulcimers comes with our best soft carrying case, made here in the Folkcraft workshop. Our rigid case, which offers more protection, is available for an upcharge. Strap buttons are also included.

There are a lot of options to choose when designing an instrument for us to make for you. We have a reference/resource page here, and you're always welcome to contact us for help and guidance in making great choices.

Please allow eight to twelve weeks for shipping on your custom-built instrument.

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
Kathy Flewelling
"Getting to Know You"

FolkRoots® Custom Series Dulcimer, Mahogany Body, Spruce Top. The first thing I noticed was that the harmonics play and ring clear, pure, and easy. The next thing I noticed was that when I tried to hammer on, they came through clean and easy too. My hands are happy to be playing on the shorter 26 inch VSL. The 1.5 fret is handy for playing some songs that I want to learn. I think she and I prefer both it when the house is not too cold. I think I am loving the warm sound, and I look forward to getting to know her better. Thank you.

Anita Massari
Beautiful instrument, gorgeous sound

My new dulcimer is so easy to play that from the moment I picked it up, I played better than ever before. What a confidence boost! I am making more beautiful music than every before! It calls me to play it like no instrument ever has before. Thank you Folkcraft!

Christmas songs on the bass

The smooth deep bass tones are perfect for Christmas songs!!!! Really (continuing) loving my bass dulcimer.

Linda Fisher

Awesome. Wonderful to play. Came in great condition

Bass dulcimer - WOW

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.