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Folkcraft® Custom Series Dulcimer, Walnut Body, Butternut Top

Serial Number 9100385

Regular price $1,945.00

Woods used
Back, sides, head, fretboard: black walnut
Top: butternut
Fretboard veneer: bubinga

String setup
Three strings, .012, .015, .024RW
Standard, DAD tuning

VSL (scale length): 27"
Fretboard width: 1 3/8"

Overall: 37 1/2" x 7 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Body: 30" x 7 3/4" x 2 1/2"

Nut, bridge, frets
Chromatic fretboard
Micarta nut and bridge material
Nickel-silver fret wire, large size
Mother of pearl position dots at frets 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 (double), 15, 17, 19, 21, 24 (double)

Radiused fretboard (10 degree radius)
Fishman Matrix pickup with Fishman Prefix Pro Blend preamp
Galax performance back
Contemporary flat head
Enclosed gear tuners, black finish

Also included
Strap buttons
Deluxe rigid case with shoulder straps

Richard Ash

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Baritone Love

To complement my Standard Folkcraft Custom Mountain Dulcimer, I ordered and received a Baritone Folkcraft Custom Mountain Dulcimer. After talking with Richard, I decided on cherry wood with rosewood accents. It is beautiful. Richard, Aaron, and Jim picked out some amazing wood sets for it. It sounds great too. The cherry adds a bit more sparkle and volume to the overall lower tones. The craftmanship, again, is top notch. The custom case is beautiful too, thanks to Pam's talent.

Custom dulcimer

I talked to Richard at two festivals, and then on the phone. Several times. I had him (with his dad) make me a beautiful dulcimer. Walnut body with a red cedar top. Huge warm sound (just like he said). I love the cat sound holes, too. I’ll get another dulcimer (when I save up the money) and get one with dogs! (I love the 25” scale length, by the way!!!)


My butternut/walnut custom Folkcraft mountain dulcimer is awesome. After much consideration, I picked butternut/walnut for a warm, yet articulate voice. The galax back adds projection nicely. I chose the dolphin sound holes that look great, along with the dolphin inlay on the 5th fret. A beautiful set of woods, I just love it. Thank you.


I recieved my Custom Dulcimer in the mail yesterday and I cant put it down! After alot of research Im so happy with my decision with Folkcraft Instruments. This website was so easy to order exactly what I wanted. I chose Rosewood body and Sitka Spruce top. Its absolutely gorgeous. The sound exceeds my expectations!


I ordered my custom dulcimer a couple months ago and received it the other day. I ordered East Indian Rosewood and Western Red Cedar, this dulcimer is truly one of the best sounding dulcimers I own (10 dulcimers in the collection). Jim Ash built this specific instrument and it was beautifully done. I absolutely love all my Folkcraft dulcimers, I will definitely be back and order another one!