This instrument was also known as a "courting" dulcimer, since it has two fretboards on the same body, enabling two people to play duets.
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This instrument was built in 1969 by Sylvan James of Gassaway, WV. In Gerald Milnes's 1999 book Play of a Fiddle, James is described as a "pre-Revival…
This instrument was made by Walter Miller of Tioga, West Virginia, in 1992.
David Schnaufer acquired this instrument in May of 2005 through an online auction on eBay. It appears to be a mid- to late 19th century instrument.
This collection is comprised of historical instruments collected by David Schnaufer and given to the Tennessee State Museum following his death in…
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