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Design Your Own FolkRoots® H Series Mountain Dulcimer

Item Number 9000031

Regular price $995.00 (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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Jane
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.

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Katherine Meier
Absolutely beautiful mountain dulcimer

I feel so blessed to have this beautiful cherry top and cherry body Folkroots D series mountain dulcimer! I am just a beginner but the difference between it and my student dulcimer is like night and day! It is beautiful and brings me so much joy!

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Jaylan Zantua
Absolutely Amazing Instrument

I wanted to order a MAXDAD chromatic, so I ordered one a couple of months back -- customer service was amazing and cleared up any and all issues that arose during its building and shipping. The instrument arrived at the beginning of this month, and I would say that the instrument is absolutely splendid and sounds loud and sweet. I would definitely buy again if I ever needed another one!

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Jane
Great service in designing my own

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.

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David Opp
My New Pet/Dulcimer

Had my new custom dulcimer about 3-4 weeks now, and honestly, I am enjoying it more every day. The quality of the workmanship, top and bottom joints, finish and most importantly, sound is absolutely top notch. Everyone notices the brilliance and warmth of the tones. Needless to say but I’ll say it anyway ..I could not be more happy with this custom dulcimer. Number four in my collection but number one in overall quality.!