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Acoustic Instrument Accessories


The Denver Folklore Center carries a wide array of guitar strings, accessories, and books for folk and acoustic instruments.

Acoustic Music Books

Since 1962, when The Denver Folklore Center opened its doors, we have carried the largest selection of books and instructional materials for acoustic guitar and acoustic music in the Rocky Mountain Region.

We have sections devoted to many styles of:

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Banjo
  • Ukulele
  • Mandolin

  • Mandolin
  • Dulcimer
  • Harmonica
  • and many more instruments

We have numerous songbooks that cover many different genres from Irish songs to The Grateful Dead to songs of the Civil War.

We encourage our customers to come in and browse through our vast selection of books whether they’re looking for a specific title or maybe thinking of learning an instrument and need a good book that has the basics. It’s also a great reason for our customers to just wander around the store and see what instruments might have come in since the last time they visited.

Believe it or not, our staff is familiar with just about every book in the store so we’d love to help you find something that will bit your needs.


Over the years the Denver Folklore Center has carried many lines of amplifiers specifically made for the acoustic musician. These days we sell two lines of amplifiers that have impressed us very much. The Fishman Loudbox series is a great feature-packed line of amps at very reasonable prices. AER amplifiers are designed and crafted in Germany and fill the needs of the most discriminating acoustic musician.

For your amplification needs we carry a large selection of pickups from many fine makers. The world of pickups is quite competitive and ever changing. We keep our eyes (and ears) open for great sounding pickups at good prices. We would be happy to discuss your individual instrument(guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and more) and possible pickup solutions. Some of the quality makers we carry:


Acoustic musicians spend hours of play finding an instrument with just the right tone color, frequency response and playing characteristics. If you choose to amplify, you’ll want a pickup that will transmit the natural sound of your instrument without imposing tonal qualities of its own. We offer a wide variety of pickups that use different acoustic and electronic mechanisms to allow the intimate sound of your playing to a larger space. From the simplest passive pickup (no battery, no maintenance) to the most sophisticated multi-source device (wide spectrum of adjustments in volume, EQ and tonal quality) we have devices for your acoustic instrument in a wide range of prices. Installation is provided by our experienced repairluthiery staff.

 Some of the quality makers we carry:

  • K & K
  • L.R. Baggs
  • Fishman

DI Boxes

A Direct Input box (D.I. box) is an electronic device that you plug your pickup equipped instrument into before the signal goes to your amp or a P.A. system. The DI boxes we sell provide additional power and a wide range of tonal control so you have the ability to make your instrument sound just the way you want it to, whether you are playing through your own amp or through a full PA system. We carry a number of D.I. box options from both Fishman and L.R. Baggs.


We carry a huge selection of guitar strings (acoustic, electric, classical), as well as strings for ukulele, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, dulcimer, and some of the more obscure instruments like cuatro, bouzouki, requinto and tiple. Some brands we carry are;

  • D'Addario
  • Martin
  • Elixir
  • GHS Strings
  • LaBella
  • Savarez
Guitar Strings Picture


We have the largest selection of guitar, mandolin, banjo, and ukulele picks in the front range. Brands include;

  • Blue Chip
  • Wegen
  • Dunlop
  • Pro Pik
  • Cool Picks
  • Fender
  • Martin
  • and more
Wegen Picks Photo

Cases & Gig Bags

We have a selection of hard shell cases and padded gig bags to fit most stringed instruments.  


We carry a variety of capos from a number of manufactures for a selection of different instruments.

  • Keyser
  • Shubb
  • Paige
  • Dunlop
  • Elliott
  • And More

Elliott Capos

The DFC Goodies

Fly the DFC Flag with these Denver Folklore Center goodies.

Farmer Footdrums and Harp Holders

The most innovative footdrums and harp holders on the market.

Other Accessories

Additional accessories for specific stringed instruments include:

  • Guitar: polish, slides, humidifiers, straps
  • Ukulele: straps, humidifiers, polish, cases
  • Banjo: straps, mutes
  • Fiddle: shoulder rests, rosin, mutes, polish
  • Hammered Dulcimer: hammers, tuning wrenches, parts

Noise-Makers and Percussion Instruments

These fun instruments can be played by anyone and add flair to any song!