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Folkcraft® Northern Cherry Hourglass Dulcimer Kit

Item Number 2310051

Regular price $305.00

Create your own heirloom Folkcraft hourglass dulcimer when you hand craft our kit into a beautiful northern cherry hourglass dulcimer that creates a full sound with ringing overtones when played. Perfect for all your performance needs.
 
Our kits are ready to assemble, all hardware, essentials and easy-to-follow instructions are included. You will need a few hand tools, as well as wood glue and finishing material; a complete list of needed items is provided in the instructions.
 
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Customer Reviews

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Michael Kapsos
Walnut teardrop dulcimer

The wood, hardware and shipping were very good. I thought the instructions were disorganized and confusing. I added some extra frets and abalone dots. The sound is pretty good with such a small box. Five stars from me!

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Mark Dallner
First Build

I have worked with my hands most of my life as a technician of one sort or another. Used to play cornet, trumpet and tuba and no longer have the wind to play.

Decided to build my own dulcimer after a friend built me a couple of tear drops. Been in the wood shop at the local community center off an on for a few years.

This was easier than expected and satisfying. Tone quality is great. Paid extra for a chromatic fret board. Wish I had Richard and company put in the position dots. Called and Richard gave me ideas on putting them in. Adhesive dots for the time being from the Big A.

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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.

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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.

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Molly McCurdy
I Love Folkcraft!

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