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Folkcraft® Tail Block, For 1 1/2" Wide Fretboard

Item Number 90713201

Regular price $7.00

Building your own mountain dulcimer? You need this part.

If you are making a dulcimer with 1/10" thick sides, our tail blocks are the perfect addition to your parts list. These tail blocks (tailblocks?) are angled correctly for our pre-bent hourglass (our our unbent teardrop) side sets. 

Use one of our precut tail blocks when you glue up the sides to the head, and this block will provide a secure foundation for your dulcimer assembly. Approximately 3/4" thick, and exactly 1 3/4" tall. 

Folkcraft tail blocks are available in sizes perfect for either 1 3/8" fretboards or 1 1/2" fretboards. Match your tail block to the correct head (which is also sized to the fretboard), and you'll be good to go!

Folkcraft tail blocks are designed to be hidden inside your completed dulcimer, and the choice of wood species doesn't have a measurable effect on the instrument's tone quality. We make our tail blocks in a variety of woods, so your tail block will be made of walnut, cherry, mahogany, or any of a variety of other stable hardwoods. 

Customer Reviews

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Jo Griesmer
Beautiful

This black walnut fretboard is beautiful. Its long enough to cut a bit from the end to fit the project perfectly. Perfect tuning with the frets installed.

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Molly McCurdy
Top quality

I’ve received nothing but high quality merchandise from Folkcraft. I’ll be sticking with them!

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Mike D.
Pricey for non instrument grade spruce tops

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.

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Herb McMurtry
Folkcraft Purchases

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!

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Andrew Fay
Dulcimer parts

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.