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Folkcraft® Tail Block, For 1 3/8" Wide Fretboard

Item Number 90713202

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 (or 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. 

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Scott Conner
Western Red Cedar Dulcimer Tops

I asked Richard if he would laser cut his new "Live free or die" sound holes on some nice Western Red Cedar for me. I thought they would make a nice teardrop dulcimer. We call this "Albino" Western Red Cedar since it is a very light color to make the laser etchings stand out better. I like it and am half way thru the build already. Ready to pound in frets then glue up and sand the edges. A pic will be in my bio when Haley puts it up on the Folkcraft web page in a few days.

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Folkcraft Music

Everything good. Thanks.

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Doug Thomson
Finger boards

I have used your finger boards for many years making Dulcimers and my Banjo-Mers. The wood is always highest quality. The boards are kiln dried and cut and
sanded true. This makes for easy final set-up when finished! Doug Thomson

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Charles T
Triumphant tailblock

It worked great on a total rebuild for our beginners group. It wasn't a Folkcraft but it worked as if It was

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Timdonderevo
Excellent quality Fingerboard

I bought this fingerboard along with a black walnut scroll headstock for a solid-body electric project. Quick shipping, and amazing customer service! Richard answered some technical questions for me, and months later I finally assembled the dulcimer. The fingerboard is perfectly manufactured and slotted for the Folkcraft Nuts and Bridge 'Nuts'.

I've been feeding the fingerboard with plenty of Lemon Oil, as the Walnut was very dry, but for an 'unfinished' fingerboard, you'll struggle to find anything with this kind of quality workmanship and integrity.

To build my electric solid-body, I cut a section out of the fingerboard where the carved strumming section would typically be - the fingerboard comes in one square section, with the Nut and Bridge slots cut for perfect intonation.