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Folkcraft® Black Walnut Hourglass Dulcimer Kit

Item Number 2310052

Regular price $305.00

Have you ever dreamed of building a fine musical instrument, but don't have the time (or the tools) to prepare the wood for assembly? We can help you fulfill your dream with the Folkcraft black walnut dulcimer kit!

Folkcraft hourglass dulcimer kits are ready to assemble. All of the hardware (machine heads, nut, bridge, end pins, strings) is included; the sides are already bent; the scroll head is shaped, routed, and drilled; the fretboard is already fretted (by the same luthiers that build the world famous Folkcraft and FolkRoots dulcimers); the wood has all been sanded to at least 120 grit; and detailed instructions are included with every kit.

You will need a few hand tools (a knife, a drill, a hammer, a screwdriver), sandpaper, and wood glue to assemble your hourglass dulcimer. For finishing, we recommend either polyurethane or a Danish oil.

Folkcraft walnut dulcimer kits are enjoyed by hobbyists, and by recreational builders everywhere. Folkcraft dulcimer kits are sold (in large quantities, year after year) to professional dulcimer builders who assemble and finish the instruments themselves, selling the completed dulcimers at festivals and in their own shops.

So whether you're looking to spend a few relaxing weekends building an heirloom instrument that will be treasured by your family for generations, or you're looking for a new business opportunity, you've found what you need - a Folkcraft hourglass dulcimer kit!

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Bill Hufham
Black walnut kit

All parts were top quality and fit perfectly. Finished dulcimer had excellent sound. Base string is a bit heavy. Takes some getting used to. Overall, it’s my best instrument.

Hans-Hinrich Thedens
High quality kit, small problems with instructions

After a very helpful phone conversation I ordered the hourglass kit in walnut, it was shipped exactly when I needed it. There were no flaws whatsoever, I put it together in a few days and am very happy with the result. The dulcimer sounds great and the playability is very good.
The only problems I had came from my not always understanding the sequence of building steps. All my fault, but maybe the instructions could be even clearer when it comes to pics/text and what to do when. And this only resulted in a couple of small gaps between body and fretboard which I managed to fill with walnut scraps from what I had cut away. I also made this into a three string dulcimer and plugged one of the peg holes.

Molly McCurdy
I Love Folkcraft!

I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve gotten from Folkcraft. They only sell top quality merchandise.

James Furry
A Great Kit to build Memories and a Dulcimer

A nice kit with good instructions. I am just starting the build with my grandson. The kit came on time (a day or two from order date). Our fist step was to verify the contents which were exactly as stated. My grandson was intrigued by the two type of wood Cherry with sound board of Western Redwood Cedar. We talked about finishing with tung oil or lacquer. He choose the oil. Next step is to get him his first tool box and the needed items identified in the instructions. Instructions Make it easy to do the build and share a passion with my grandson.

Folkcraft® Black Walnut Hourglass Dulcimer Kit

Excellent kit, the wood was beautiful and well beyond what I was expecting for a kit at this price point.