Back, sides, fretboard, head: African mahogany
Top: Sitka spruce
Fretboard veneer, head veneer: Gabon ebony
More information about wood can be found here.
Five strings, .012, .015, .024RW, .032RW, .054RW
Standard/Bass hybrid: DADAD tuning
Nut, bridge, frets
Chromatic fret pattern (more information about frets)
Micarta nut and bridge material
Nickel-silver fret wire, standard size
Mother of pearl position dots at frets 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (double), 15, 17, 19, 21, 24 (double)
Traditional flat head
Enclosed gear tuners, chrome finish
Padded case with shoulder strap
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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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.