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Folkcraft® Mountain Dulcimer String Set, Ball Ends (.012" .015" .024"RW)

Item Number 9020271

Regular price $8.00

This set of Folkcraft brand dulcimer strings (mountain dulcimer string set) will keep your instrument sounding great. These ball end strings come in a set of three with the following gauges: .012, .015, .024RW.

Strings in this set:
Melody string: .012
Middle string: .015
Bass string: .024RW

The "RW" stands for Roller-Wound. The roller wound strings have a steel core, with a brass winding. The brass winding has been flattened with rollers, creating a warm sound with very little string squeak.

If you play your dulcimer set up with three strings (instead of four), then we're recommending these gauges - the balance across the strings is better for three-string players. (Some people take off the extra melody string of a four-string dulcimer string set, and play with 011, .013, and .024RW, but the slightly heavier gauges of our optimized three-string set are better for most players and most instruments.)

This mountain dulcimer string set is the same set of strings that we use on the instruments we make in the Folkcraft wood shop.

Customer Reviews

Based on 133 reviews
These strings bring out the best sound from my dulcimers

I use Folkcraft strings on all of my dulcimers. They bring out the best sound - so sweet, strong, and with fabulous sustain! I was fortunate to win an EBay auction for a Jack Ferguson custom dulcimer recently, and the strings on it were quite dull, even though they were not “old”. I just had Folkcraft strings put on yesterday, and I am thrilled with how that gorgeous dulcimer’s true voice has bloomed! I can’t wait to play it through my amp! Thank you, Folkcraft 🙂

Art S
Dulcimer parts

I haven't had a chance to use the parts I purchased to restore my "new-to-me" vintage dulcimer, but it was great to be able to find all the bits I needed in one place. Richard offered some valuable advice.


Barbara Place
Folkcraft strings

I’m very happy with my purchase for the Ballnd strings for my Folkcraft Custom dulcimer. Would recommend them

Jim R.

The strings are great, nice bright tone. Exactly what I needed

These strings help my dulcimer to play “like butter”!

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 🙂