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FolkRoots® H Series Dulcimer, Walnut Body, Butternut Top

Item Number 80404241

Regular price $1,850.00

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Woods used
Back, sides, head, fretboard: black walnut
Top: butternut
Fretboard veneer: Gabon ebony
More information about wood can be found here.

String setup
Three strings, .012, .015, .024RW
Standard, DAD tuning

VSL (scale length): 26"
Fretboard width: 1 1/2"
Side height: 2 1/4"
This dulcimer has our California-style body.

Nut, bridge, frets
Diatonic fret pattern (more information about frets)
1.5, 6.5, 8.5, 13.5, and 15.5 frets included
Micarta nut and bridge material
Nickel-silver fret wire, standard size
Mother of pearl position dots at frets 3, 7 (double), 10, 14 (double), and 17

Fishman Matrix piezo pickup with Prefix Pro Blend preamp
Galax performance back
Traditional flat head
Enclosed gear tuners, black finish

Also included
Strap buttons
Padded case with shoulder strap

Jim Ash

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Customer Reviews

Based on 69 reviews
Beautiful sound and construction

The dulcimer exceeded my expectations. It has a wonderful mellow sound and I am so pleased with the construction and looks of the instrument. Every time I see it I want to pick it up and play it. The 24” VSL is perfect for my ‘older’ hands. I would recommend the California style to anyone due to the mellow, sweet sound. I am so glad I made the decision to purchase from Folkcraft.

Rick Manley
FolkRoots H Series Mountain Dulcimer

A big shout-out to Richard Ash and his crew. If you are looking to purchase a Mountain Dulcimer you can not go wrong with Folkcraft. I just received mine, a Black Walnut, 27 inch VSL with Gabon Ebony Veneer Fret board and Galax Performance back. This has to be the most gorgeous piece of craftsmanship, of an instrument, that I have seen. The attached picture does not do the instrument justice. This piece of beautiful art was created by luthier Cheyenne Hale. He has a very unique skill capable of producing such a beautiful instrument. Thanks Richard and Cheyenne for building such a fine instrument that will create many new memories for me.

Bobby Joe Bingham
Review of Folkroots H Series dulcimer with walnut body and butternut top

Let me say with emphasis, this instrument is beautiful to the eye, extremely well crafted and its sweet sound is mesmerizing! I don’t think I could be more pleased. I especially like 26 inch VSL with its sustain. Once I found the “sweet spot,” I’ve enjoyed it even more. When I show it to my friends, they cannot believe how good it looks and how well it projects its beautiful tone. I’m looking forward to learning to utilize the extra frets as I continue my dulcimer journey! Thank you, Richard Ash, and your luthiers for building this instrument for me!

Carroll Alters

My recent upgrade from a Roosbeck product to my Folkroots instrument has been a pleasant experience. My Folkcraft dulcimer plays as good as it looks! Thanks Richard for making me a quality instrument that looks wonderful!

Richard Switzer
A DAA Teardrop Dulcimer

The dulcimer has been wonderful to play, with the main point being the 25 inch VSL, which makes it much easier to play the DAA chords. My previous DAA dulcimer had a 28.5 inch VSL, which became more difficult to play as I aged.
In addition, the teardrop body shape, with a Walnut body and Butternut soundboard, has a lovely sound which was enjoyed playing Christmas Carols during the holidays at Assisted Living and Nursing Homes.
It was a pleasure to receive this dulcimer, especially since I had it made for me by Folkcraft Instruments and it has allowed me to play everything I enjoy, including the Hymns and Folk Songs we will start playing again. Having the 1.5 fret installed allows me to make some chords, such as C, F and 7th chords, that occur in some songs. This is not common in DAA dulcimers, but I recommend it.
This has been an excellent experience and I highly recommend Folkcraft Instruments for dulcimers, including DAA dulcimers.