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Folk Roots standard mahogany for sale $375
(Selling for a dear dulcimer-playing friend.)
Label says “Folk Roots Dulcimers USA by Ruggs & Jackel.” D400 – S and underneath that is 077. (D= deep body and S = Spruce top I believe.)
Built in 1977, hourglass shape, standard size, in very good condition; no scratches or cracks – just minimal normal wear.
Deep-body build, possibly built while they were part of CapriTaurus.
This might be a laminated build as they began solid wood builds in 1979
Sounds full, deep and fantastic
Back and sides are probably mahogany with a reddish tint – top is likely spruce based upon the inside label
Fretboard looks like mahogany
It does have the 6 ½ fret but no 13 ½ fret.
VSL (scale length) is 29.” The longer scale gives it higher string tension, resulting in great balance and good projection. I have small hands and find the fretting actually easy.
4 chrome enclosed tuners believed to be Grovers; currently strung as a 3-string (uses ball-end strings).
2 chrome strap buttons
Length overall is 36,” lower bout = 7 ¾” wide, upper bout is 5 ½” wide, nut is 1 3/8” wide.
Sides are a little less than 2.5” deep. Weighs about 2 ½ pounds – it’s really very lightweight
No case, but a chipboard case can be included for an additional $40
This is the classic large-bodied design which originated in the 1960s. This may be a part of the West Coast dulcimer history! Asking $375 + shipping. 48 hour approval – refund of the purchase price if the dulcimer isn’t as expected (less all shipping costs).
Located in San Diego. More pictures available. Thanks for looking!