Back, top, fretboard, head: black walnut
Fretboard veneer, head veneer: purpleheart
Three strings, .012, .015, .024RW
Standard, DAD tuning
Overall: 37" x 8" x 3 1/2"
Body: 31" x 8" x 2 1/4"
VSL (scale length): 28"
Fretboard width: 1 3/8"
Nut, bridge, frets
1.5, 6.5, 8.5, and 13.5 frets included
Micarta nut and bridge material
Nickel-silver fret wire, standard size
Mother of pearl position dots at frets 3, 7 (double), 10, and 14 (double)
Contemporary flat head
Enclosed gear tuners, chrome finish
Deluxe rigid case with shoulder straps
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I received my teardrop dulcimer about 3 weeks ago. It is absolutely beautiful. The front and bottom panels are perfectly matched. The overall finish is exquisite. Before playing it I always enjoy its looks and smoothness. Playing it is a joy - it frets easily and the sound sustain is long. Overall I’m glad that I bought it from folkcraft and I know that it will continue to be treasure.
A final point - the service from folkcraft was excellent..
About two weeks ago I received my seventh Folkcraft/Folkroots dulcimer and this last one is the best yet. I don't know how I could order a finer looking, better sounding instrument than my current one. Richard Ash was extremely helpful with his recommendations and he'll help you to if you so wish. He's just that way. Watching all the Folkcraft videos on YouTube was helpful too. I recommend that you give the custom shop a try.
As a 40 year player,l am amazed as to how much better I am playing with my new instrument. And as a ex builder,I am also amazed at the craftsmanship,fit, and finish. If you get a chance to play one do it,....if you can buy one,...DO IT,YOU WON’T WANT TO PUT IT DOWN.
I love my new dulcimer! The sound is excellent. I went with a shorter board, which helps a lot since I am short and have smaller hands. The whole instrument is lighter and easier to manage than what I had been playing. Also, Folkcraft has so many choices for resonance designs to personalize your instrument, and I love the brontosaurus engraved on mine. Have been playing it most every day for a few weeks now and am very happy with how it came out.
Awesome. Sounds great