Back, sides, head, fretboard: Northern cherry
Fretboard veneer: Gabon ebony
Three strings, .012, .015, .024RW
Standard, DAD tuning
VSL (scale length): 25"
Fretboard width: 1 3/8"
Side height: 2 1/4"
Nut, bridge, frets
1.5, 6.5, 8.5, 13.5, and 15.5 frets included
Micarta nut and bridge material
Nickel-silver fret wire, standard size
Mother of pearl position dots at frets 3, 7 (double), 10, 14 (double), and 17
Traditional flat head
Enclosed gear tuners, chrome
Padded case with shoulder strap
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A note to Richard Ashe says it all. “Oh my, Richard!! It’s beautiful, everything I hoped for and more. The tonal quality and sustain are wonderful. Don’t know that anything but mahogany and western cedar could sound as sweet! Worth every penny!! Thank you for a perfect instrument!!” This teardrop dulcimer is my second from Folkcraft.
My first dulcimer was a walnut/butternut custom teardrop. This latest one is a ‘Ready To Ship’. Both are beautifully finished and sound great, rich sound, great sustain. Will I get a third? You never know. If I do, it will be another Folkcraft.
The dulcimer was exactly as I ordered, and wonderfully crafted. It has a lovely sound, and is easily tuned. In fact if arrived almost exactly in tune. I am a beginner, and this is a joy to play, which encourages practice.
Love this dulcimer. Great workmanship. Lovely wood. Sounds great. Exactly as ordered. Thanks.
It is rare to have a handcrafted instrument, and she is a beauty. Also I would recommend the hard case. It is pricey, but beautifully made, and will protect your dulcimer.
I love my bass dulcimer, such a deep and warm sound. And, thank you for taking the time to answer my many questions. 😊