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FolkRoots® H Series Dulcimer (MaxDAD - Standard/Bass Hybrid), Walnut Body, Butternut Top

Item Number 60328232

Regular price $1,555.00


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Woods used
Back, sides, fretboard, head: black walnut
Top: butternut
Fretboard veneer, head veneer: Gabon ebony
More information about wood can be found here.

String setup
Five strings, .012, .015, .024RW, .032RW, .054RW
Standard/Bass Hybrid: DADAD tuning

VSL (scale length): 28" 
Fretboard width: 2 1/4"
Side height: 2 1/4"
Body: 30" x 8 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Overall: 37 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 3 1/4"
This dulcimer has our California-style body.

Nut, bridge, frets
Chromatic fret pattern (more information about frets)
Micarta nut and bridge material
Stainless steel fret wire, jumbo size
Mother of pearl position dots at frets 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (double), 15, 17, 19, 21, 24 (double)

Folkcraft NT-11® Magnetic Pickup (more information about pickups)
Radiused fretboard (10 inch radius)
Traditional flat head
Enclosed gear tuners, black finish

Also included
Strap buttons
Padded case with shoulder strap

Cheyenne Hale

Why should you choose a Folkcraft mountain dulcimer? Sound quality, appearance, and durability. We've been handcrafting mountain dulcimers since 1968, and many of the world's finest players, both amateur and professional, choose our hourglass lap dulcimers. Click here to see our roster of endorsing artists. You may also enjoy following the links provided to see each of them performing (with their Folkcraft dulcimers) on YouTube.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 55 reviews
Chuck Taylor
A pickup can pickup your tune.

I had Richard build me a custom dulcimer after I heard the review of Wendy Songe's new dulcimer with a magnetic pickup. I was looking for something that would reproduce the string sounds in very clear and positive way.
True to his word he not only built a dulcimer that looked great, but will knock your socks off with the sound. Not something bought , but a pickup made in Woodburn,Indiana USA.
If your looking for your once in a life time dulcimer give Richard a call. He will work with you to help you in the design process. You won't be disappointed.

Folkcraft FolkRoots H series Dulcimer

The Folkcraft FolkRoots® H Series Mountain Dulcimer is a high-quality instrument made from solid tonewoods, such as mahogany, cherry, and walnut, that are carefully selected for their tonal properties. The instrument is handcrafted by skilled luthiers to ensure superior playability and sound quality.

Customers have praised the Folkcraft FolkRoots® H Series Mountain Dulcimer for its beautiful craftsmanship and the ability to customize the instrument to their individual preferences. The customizable options allow players to create a unique instrument that is perfectly suited to their playing style and sound preferences.

Expert reviewers have also noted the high quality of construction and materials used in the Folkcraft FolkRoots® H Series Mountain Dulcimer, as well as its excellent playability and sound. The instrument has been praised for its clear, bright tone and good sustain, which make it suitable for a wide range of musical styles.

Overall, the Folkcraft FolkRoots® H Series Mountain Dulcimer is a well-regarded instrument that is highly customizable and well-crafted, making it a great choice for both beginner and advanced players looking for a high-quality, personalized mountain dulcimer.

Dan Cochran
So much fun!

I received my gorgeous D series dulcimer two weeks ago. Prior to this I had never seen, let alone played one. Yet I was inspired by a number of my favorite tunes and artists including the late Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones and Cyndi Lauper. I have quite a collection of stringed/fretted instruments so the dulcimer was relatively easy for me to pick up with some great instructional lessons online.

So just a beginner but intent on improving everyday and learning different musical genres from Pachabel to The Beatles. I have several fiddler friends and I was actually able to sit in with them on a few standard old-timey tunes using just a few chords. I wish however that I had ordered my dulcimer with a pickup as playing with my fiddler buddies requires a bit more volume.

In short I would order another one from Folkcraft without a second thought. Maybe the resonator model?

Bass at JAM

This Fall, I had an added bonus with my beautiful Bass dulcimer. Playing the bass at the clinic with Mandy Tyner (BANJOLEMONADE) let me provide that low bass tones to the fiddle songs. Loving my bass.

Jaye Mier
Exquisite Instrument!

I recently received my Folkcraft FSH series dulcimer and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the instrument. I (finally) decided, after much discussion back and forth with Richard Ash, to go with the cherry back, sides, top and fretboard and I’m very happy with the decision. I also chose the scroll head and it adds an elegance that makes me smile every time I pick up the instrument to play. One of the toughest decisions was the VSL, because I have an injured left hand so, after much deliberation, I went with the 24” and don’t regret it. It makes this instrument a breeze to play. The care that Folkcraft puts into their instruments is so evident. The finish of this dulcimer is so smooth and the sound is so pure that I have trouble putting it down. Richard was so informative that I could make my purchase with confidence. Thank you, Folkcraft…I’ll be back for more!