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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

Based on 16 reviews
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!

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.

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.