Folkcraft Instruments has been crafting handmade mountain dulcimers since 1968. We've been providing the best dulcimers, plus the dulcimer cases, tab books, dulcimer string sets, and everything else a mountain dulcimer player needs. We even provide dulcimer parts - machine heads and wood parts - for builders of all skill levels. We're happy to build a custom mountain dulcimer for you, make you a custom instrument case, or make you a custom string set. All of our dulcimers are handmade in the USA.
I don't do many reviews for anything, but I feel this one is worth my time.
This dulcimer is my second dulcimer. I wanted a dulcimer that's worth my money and time to learn to play. (BTW I'm an old man that wants something to carry with him for the rest of his life. I have no musical background other than loving music) so, in all my years of life, I've learned one thing, you get what you pay for.
A good quality instrument, or anything for that matter will carry you further and with less frustration. So in short, that's why I bought this one and I have no regrets. Hopefully one day, I learn how to play proficiently, and I'll be happy to buy another instrument from folkcraft Instruments.
I ordered the Simple Dulcimer plan. My woodworking skills are moderate, but I was able to adapt it to a shorter fret board that I also got here and use a scroll head. All the things I got from Folkcraft worked and looked good. The bottom, sides and fret board are walnut; the top is cedar. It plays and sounds good.
Great set of plans!
I have purchased several of these sets for the great sound and the durability. I've never broken one string. I am currently using them on traditional walmut dulcimers producing the best sound ever. I can recommend them.
Could not be happier with my Beautiful Sounding as well as looking Mountain Dulcimer. The company stays in touch with you along the process and are super courteous and polite. There are also many helpful learning sources available to you from them. I named my new dulcimer Georgie Boy.
I cannot be more satisfied with my custom dulcimer. The sound is terrific and resonates for a long time. Very mellow, no break-in necessary. The finish is great and shows the care and expertise Richard used in building it
I have used these Folkcraft machine heads over several years on dulcimers I have built and on one I modified with a four set with good results. I have some a set this moment ready to install on a dulcimer I working on. I've had no problems and would recomend them.
I ordered replacement strings from Folkcraft. They arrived promptly and were easy to install. They sound great.
Love this strap and it is just the right size for my smaller dulcimer. Very happy with it.
Best capo for the mountain dulcimer. Well made for a descent price!
I bought these loop end strings to re-string my 45 year old dulcimer. They sound great.
The music is great. I love that it comes with 2 copies of the book, so there is no trying to share with, or make copies for, your duet partner. Being spiral bound is wonderful, as well, because the book stays open!
i am very satisfied. Works well.
I give a set of strings to each of the people in my group for Christmas. I know you will come through. I am still playing my Folkcraft dulcimer!!
Dave Haas - Let's Jam!