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Steel strings with ball ends

I use these strings on my bowed psaltery. They are easy to work with and give an exceptional tone when bowed.

Builds an excellent dulcimer

Dad and I had our doubts at first. We are not luthiers, so the instructions looked sparse and undetailed at first, but we successfully built a beautiful instrument that plays well and holds tune consistently. Will be purchasing more products from Folkcraft as we expand our knowledge of instrument building.

Does the job, not fitted.

The overall measurements go well beyond the length and width of my psalteries (mostly Unicorn Strings). But the "height" of the case is very narrow. It squeeze the psaltery enough to keep it from sliding around, which is a good thing. I believe it protects better than most "psaltery gig-bags" in its class. It certainly protects against banging the ends into things much better. But it does take up more room than a fitted gig bag would.

max DAD string set

I've giving this set a 5-star because they are the same items (but different gauges) that I usually order in bulk. Have not yet started the build of my MaxDAD but I'm confident that this set of FolkCraft strings will perform past my expectations.

Carol Crocker

Excellent books, well done

Getting Medieval on My Dulcimer

Ever since I received "Heart's Ease" by Nina Zanetti, I've been playing some of the 35 tunes from the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods on a near daily basis. I especially enjoy the arrangements of songs by John "The English Dancing Master" Playford. Other favorites include Johann Sebastian Bach's "When Bagpipers Play," "Greensleeves" and a Sarum plainsong from possibly the 9th Century, but all are worth playing and ones I haven't played before except two. No need to have a 1+ fret for these arrangements but a few require tuning in DGD or DAC.

Beautiful Arrangements!

I am throughly enjoying the arrangements in the this book. September on the Mississippi is particularly beautiful. I look forward to learning all of the tunes. Larry Conger’s arrangements are great!

Hello, from Japan. This is my second DIY dulcimer. The kit contained pretty beautiful wood material, such as a dead straight finger board, beautiful book matched and figured cherry top. I modified head shape, added abalon fret markers, 1.5 fret, kerfing, back brace and gecko shaped sound holes. Finished with Watoco oil narural twice and polished with bees wax. Speaking modestly, this is a beautiful dulcimer kit and beyond the price.


I only play in DAA so I have to convert the Music from DAD and I have not done so as of yet. I do like what I see.

anchor pins

Been using these for years. Copper finish is attractive. Current supply has one pointed end ... makes installation a bit easier ... and are a little longer. Getting a pack of 100 is convenient enabling me to build 3, 4, 5 or 6 stringers without "breaking a set". An old faithful staple item ... delivered PROMPTLY!

Very Helpful

Easy to follow and understand!! Thanks!!

don pedi

have not had the workshop yet, but have had Don for workshops before and he was great

Great Book

Very helpful information. Great examples and explanations.

How can you not Love Aubrey’s books

I have enjoyed learning songs in Aubrey’s books! They are so fun and she orovides the words, tab, and so much more! I want more!!!

Dulcimer Capo
Never Mind
Not as good as it looks.

This dulcimer capo is attractive, but only marginally functional. It is difficult to adjust even when holding both the top and bottom of the sliding block. The cork doesn't grip the sides of the fretboard securely no matter how tightly the screw is turned. I would say it isn't worth the $26 that it costs, maybe $8 just because it is pretty.

Great place to work with

I wanted to put a better tuning system on my Dulcimer. I called Folkcraft and the owner answered right away. I gave him an outline of what I wanted and he recommended the things I would need to accomplish this. I placed an order and the parts arrived in a very timely fashion. I asked for advice on mounting the parts and his suggestions worked out perfect. The project came out excellent and I am a happy guy now.

Folkcraft® African Mahogany Scroll Head, Hourglass, For 1 3/8" Wide Fretboard

Scott Antes Stringed Instrument Plans / Blueprints

Love these plans. Consistently amongst the most detailed and complete instrument blueprints available. We use these plans ( Dred, OM and Parlor) exclusively in our Acoustic Guitar Building Classes at SIMSCal.
Nice to have a good source.

Second Saturday with Bing Futch

I attended a Second Saturday with Bing Futch in the past and learned a lot of tips. It was a valuable experience. I needed to sign up first this year’s event as soon as possible. Bing is a great teacher and performer. Very highly recommended. And the Folkcraft facility makes a nice venue for the workshop and mini concert. Looking forward to this year.

Bowed Psaltery Carrying Case

I am amazed how well the case has been crafted. I inherited a Folkcraft Bowed Psaltery, and even though I have yet to play it, I needed a case to protect it. Richard and his people go beyond with the beauty of their craftmanship.

Folkcraft® Tuning Wrench, Wood Handle

Well-crafted and excellent product. Bought to tune my 1996 Folkcraft Hammered Dulcimer.

Great Duet book!

I love the 2 part arrangements in this book! The tab is easy to read and not too difficult for players with different skill levels. A great book to add to your collection.

Maureen Sellers- Simply Gospel Book 2

I absolutely love this book! It reminds me of my childhood when hymns were the thing in a church service. I can sing to myself when I play these songs. I am also using this book for some of my students who love the traditional hymns. Easy for them to learn because the tab is easy to read.

Love the shirt

Well made and fits perfect. Will be ordering more.