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Folkcraft® Custom Series Dulcimer, Walnut Body, Spruce Top

Item Number 80930221

Regular price $1,605.00

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Woods used
Back, sides: black walnut
Head, fretboard: sugar maple
Top: Sitka spruce
Fretboard veneer: East Indian rosewood
More information about wood can be found here.

String setup
Three strings, .012, .015, .024RW
Standard, DAD tuning

VSL (scale length): 25" 
Fretboard width: 1 3/8"
Side height: 1 3/4"
Body: 30" x 6 3/4" x 2"
Overall: 37 1/2" x 6 3/4" x 2 3/4"
This dulcimer has our Kentucky-style body.

Nut, bridge, frets
Diatonic, plus 6.5 and 13.5 frets (more information about frets)
Micarta nut and bridge material
Nickel-silver fret wire, standard size
Mother of pearl position dots at frets 3, 7, and 10

Traditional flat head
Enclosed gear tuners, chrome finish

Also included
Strap buttons
Padded case with shoulder strap

Jim Ash

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Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
Oscar Stern
Very cool

This rocks but I was thinking of a 10 String MaxDAD which has 5 pairs of strings & it would certainly have a nice Jangle. I would call it the MaxDAD X, the X is the Roman Numeral for 10.

Nelson Haynes
This a great experience!

We were treated like family. They are warm, helpful and extremely knowledgeable . On top of that, we came home with a great dulcimer.

Karen phillips

I love my new Dulcimer and am so glad I chose the Chromatic neck! The pick up has a lovely sound and it’s a beautifully made instrument! Karen

Van Glynn
Wonderful new Folkcraft custom dulcimer!

This was my fourth custom instrument from Richard Ash and Folkcraft. I can’t say enough good things about working with Richard and his staff. the materials, build and support are tops in every area from order config to receiving a completed instrument in great shape. My latest instrument with walnut body and butternut top also has a very warm and accurate sounding pickup system - another Wow! I have a new custom LapJo on order now so that my original can go back for a refresh! I’ve got to publish “family” pictures soon!

KMW Teardrop Dulcimer

This dulcimer is awesome--beautiful enough to display, but that would be a waste, because its so much fun to play and such a pleasure to listen to (even when I'm the neophyte playing it) . Richard and the KMW instructors were extremely helpful, offering a number of suggestions which somehow did not conflict and resulted in a dulcimer that is easy a joy to play, listen to and display. Definitely one of my best buys!