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’m very happy with my purchase for the Ballnd strings for my Folkcraft Custom dulcimer. Would recommend them
The strings are great, nice bright tone. Exactly what I needed
Easy to get off and on and to adjust. Comfortable great buy.
Just getting started with our small dulcimer group and they like the arrangement of songs.
Very good and easy to play. Very relaxing
This is a great book for baby boomers and
hippies. It is all songs that we grew up with and
loved. The tabs are rudimentary enough to make
the music sound familiar. It would be nicer if the
more detailed intros and bridges were included.
Being in a dulcimer class with Dave Haas is an enjoyable experience. He has a gentle manner in his teaching and truly enjoys what he does. You always come away from his classes with great hints and techniques.
New strings arrived on time, no issues. They sound great on my new (to me,) Warren May. Also, a new set of bass strings are performing as expected.
Well made. Fits the LAP-JO perfectly. Love the back pack straps!
I am very satisfied with these strings. I put them on my Kurt Simerman dulcimer, and it really sings now! Great sustain, smooth to the touch, and comfortable. Yes, it is true that the bass string isn’t 100% silent, but I don’t want it to be. I love a little bit of that sweet string sound. It’s the perfect level of quiet/zip for me. These will be my go-to strings from now on 🙂
It is always a special treat to be in a class with Bing. He is an excellent teacher, giving instruction at the level of his students. He is very personable and pleasant, and of course a marvelous dulcimer player.
Nice selection of tunes, good arrangements.
Nice and bright sounding, they make every song a little better.
I used the Black Walnut for top & bottom the sides were done in the Northern Cherry as was the Scroll Head and the Finger Board. i have a good time building your Dulcimers. Thanks for everything. Marc Nordahl
I always use these strings. High quality, and consistent performance.