I included the Quick-Release strap in my recent order for a Folkcraft FSH dulcimer and I’m very happy with my purchase. Frankly, I don’t know how I managed to keep a dulcimer on my lap before using a strap. This one is great because you can release it from either end of the instrument. Now I wouldn’t play without one.
It works just great, Richard
I've switched out all my wider dulcimer straps with this 1" strap and just love the "less bulk". It's easier to store in its case too. I will never go back.
I like to refer to dulcimer straps as "seat belts," and if I'm playing while sitting, I always buckle up.
I've been using another maker's straps, with the buckle in the middle, since I bought my first wooden mountain dulcimer, so putting the dulcimer on or taking it off requires lifting it over my head. Never occurred to me as a problem (except when wearing a big hat) - but, come to think of it, that probably hasn't looked elegant on stage.
Lo and behold, I just tried a Folkcraft strap, and it has buckles right AT BOTH ENDS. Unbuckling it is as easy as reaching for a tuning peg. This must be a godsend for players who have difficulty reaching behind their backs or raising an instrument over their heads!
One note: You may want one for each dulcimer you play frequently, because the leather endpieces are sturdy and take some finger strength to get onto your strap button. No problem - now you know what you want for your next birthday!
Folkcraft® Quick-Release 1" Wide Dulcimer/Ukulele Strap, Brown