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Design Your Own FolkRoots® H Series Mountain Dulcimer

Item Number 9000031

Regular price $1,095.00 (Plus additional options, if added)
 
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The FolkRoots H Series dulcimer is very similar to our D Series dulcimer, but it has a few key upgrades and additions. Starting with our largest body (8” wide at the lower bout, 2 1/4” deep), plus your choice of woods, both domestic and exotic, we've added a few upgrades.

The FolkRoots H Series mountain dulcimer has a 4-string flat head, and is typically strung up with 3 strings. With your choice of a 1 3/8" or a 1 1/2” wide fretboard, the three strings are farther from the edges of the fretboard, making it easier to do string bends (and harder to push the strings off the side of the fretboard). The fretboard has a Gabon ebony veneer, and position dots at frets 3, 7, 10, 14, and 17. Choose from seven scale lengths, dozens of sound hole choices, and three fret patterns, and have us build your ideal dulcimer!

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.

If you choose the MaxDAD®option, you don't have choices for string setup or fretboard width - the Folkcraft MaxDAD has a 2 1/4" wide fretboard, and is set up with 5 strings. Plus, the MaxDAD head has five tuners, not four!

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.

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Janise
Isn’t she lovely

This dulcimer is beautiful and has a lovely voice. A true work of art. Much thanks to Richard Ash for helping get the perfect string action for me. It’s a joy to play.

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Gail Garin
New favorite dulcimer

This cedar top/walnut body with Galax back has a clear, beautiful tone! I have a walnut 27” not custom, it is beautiful but I really wanted another 25” for see if playing. Also I now have an 8 1/2 fret for the first time and that is very handy, as I have played with a 1 1/2 for decades. Love my new dulcimer!!

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JoAnne Ivory
Baritone dulcimer

Ordering the instrument was very easy, and the instrument was completed well within the estimated timeframe. I like the way the instrument looks and sounds, and I’m enjoying getting to know my new dulcimer!

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Steve Parker
Love it!

My Folkcraft dulcimer is not only a magnificently sounding instrument but a work of art.
Richard Ash is a genius and the Folkcraft staff is responsive and competent.
I would recommend Folkcraft to anyone who values the majesty of sound, ease of playability, and spectacular to the eye.

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Dale Jablonski
Love it but with an *

Thank you for the beautiful dulcimer. It is my second dulcimer. I was reluctant to "treat" myself to a second instrument but finally decided to spoil myself and to get a Folkcraft. It sounds fantastic and I wanted the added frets to increase my range. My only disappointment was I added in the comment section on the order form that I requested a 2nd melody string be added and that did not happen.