Tone Woods For A Dulcimer
December 17, 2021 - Tone Woods For Your Dulcimer
Happy Friday, Folkcraft Friends!
As we approach the end of 2021, here at Folkcraft, we've been laying in a great supply of some awesome-looking woods for building next year's dulcimers!
The top shelf you see here is butternut. Butternut is surprisingly hard to get these days! I'm told there's a fungus moving north that's wiping out this species, which is a terrible shame. I'm old enough to remember the Dutch elm problems and it looks like butternut is facing the same demise. Butternut is related to black walnut and is our top-selling wood for dulcimer soundboards.
Butternut and Eastern red cedar dulcimer tops