I’ve received nothing but high quality merchandise from Folkcraft. I’ll be sticking with them!
I mainly make acoustic guitars so I am more accustomed to a higher grade soundboard material than what I received. Non quartersawn, with numerous pitch pockets, lower grade spruce is what I got. Very clean glue joint though. I did not expect perfectly clear arch top master grade spruce, but I did expect a better grade material than what was received. Paint grade and needs to be discounted by 50% IMO.
I have never had anything but the finest service from Folkcraft! Every purchase I have made has been without flaw..and has reached me quickly, often ahead of schedule. It follows that the kerfling was perfect for my new dulcimer. It makes me look good!
Excellent website with great resources for Dulcimer making that did not exist in Australia where I live. Everything I ordered was shipped and arrived in great condition including all of the wood for top back and sides. Thank you very much I will definitely come back for more and recommend to others.
Every wood craftsman has his or her favorites in wood. In walnut I prefer dark heartwood, but this scroll was almost all light sapwood. It will not be used in a dulcimer, but it will be a pattern for the ones that I cut.