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Design Your Own Folkcraft® Custom Series Six-String Mountain Dulcimer

Item Number 9122265

Regular price $1,495.00 (Plus additional options, if added)
This item ships for free, worldwide.

The Folkcraft Custom Series 6-String mountain dulcimer has everything you want in a powerful, rich strumming-oriented dulcimer. Ideal for both chord playing and noter-drone style performance, the three doubled courses of strings will give you power and sustain that just doesn't happen with a three- or four-string dulcimer.

What can you customize on a 6-string dulcimer instrument? Pretty much anything you imagine - fret patterns, sound holes, body woods, tone woods, and more!

Our 6-string dulcimer instrument is based on our Folkcraft Custom Series Mountain Dulcimer, and has our largest body and a 1 1/2" wide fretboard. A flat head is standard, with six enclosed-gear tuners, three on each side of the head. Whether your style of play is contemporary or traditional, this instrument does it all!

Folkcraft Six-String Custom Series dulcimers are available in both a traditional Kentucky body and in a more contemporary California body. The Kentucky body creates a quieter, more subdued tone, and the California body offers a louder, more mellow, more guitar-like tone quality. More information can be found here.

Each of our handmade dulcimers comes with our best soft carrying case, made here in the Folkcraft workshop. Our rigid case, which offers more protection, is available for an upcharge. Strap buttons are also included.

There are a lot of options to choose when designing an instrument for us to make for you. We have a reference/resource page here, and you're always welcome to contact us for help and guidance in making great choices.

Please allow eight to twelve weeks for shipping on your custom-built instrument.

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Florence Jerdan
My New Folkcraft!

I am so sorry it took this long to get back to you, but I have been busy playing!!
My new Folkcraft (standard) has Honduras Mahogany back and sides, Western Red Cedar soundboard and Purple Heart fret board with a Galax bottom too!
When I took it out of the case, I couldn’t believe it! It is magnificent and beautiful! The sound is fantastic! This is my 3rd Folkcraft, I have a bass dulcimer and of course my very first dulcimer (which is 100% all walnut). Obviously I am a great (lifelong) fan. Thank you so much, Flo

Allen Rushing
Mountain Dulcimer Customized Just for Me

This is my 4th dulcimer, so I knew what I wanted when I ordered. I knew Folkcraft would deliver the finest, because I already had one Folkcraft instrument, and I had toured the Folkcraft factory. My selected options included piezo pickup with pre-amp, Galax back (really boosts the unamplified volume and sustain), ebony fingerboard, and 4 gold enclosed gear tuners on a contemporary flat head. Luthier Richard Ash put it altogether with the finest craftsmanship, in an hourglass body of black walnut and sitka spruce top, with 26 inch VSL and the extra frets I wanted. Delivered in a sturdy case embroidered with my name. A pleasure to play, and beautiful to look at.

Ann O'Hara
Wonderful Instrument

I just love my new dulcimer. I have been playing it for many hours everyday.

Margaret Medvedev
Beautiful chromatic dulcimer

I had a custom chromatic dulcimer made for me with all koa wood and an ebony fret board. I chose the Victorian romance sound holes. Well, let me tell you, it is a piece of art work and if I never ever played it, just sitting and looking at it is worth the price! It is absolutely gorgeous and the wood grain, they couldn't have found a prettier piece to use. And it goes without saying, the sound she makes is beautiful. Now to learn how to play her as well as my others! Thank you!

Roger McAuley
Beautiful Appalachian dulcimer

I received my teardrop dulcimer about 3 weeks ago. It is absolutely beautiful. The front and bottom panels are perfectly matched. The overall finish is exquisite. Before playing it I always enjoy its looks and smoothness. Playing it is a joy - it frets easily and the sound sustain is long. Overall I’m glad that I bought it from folkcraft and I know that it will continue to be treasure.
A final point - the service from folkcraft was excellent..