Leonard Glenn [Dulcimer], Sugar Grove, NC

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Title

Leonard Glenn [Dulcimer], Sugar Grove, NC

Description

David Schnaufer's handwritten tag attached to this dulcimer reads "Schnaufer/Leonard Glenn/1977/Sugar Grove/N.C. A piece of paper glued to the interior of the back inside the soundbox and undertneath the sound hole in the lower bout has a signature written in pen that reads: "Leonard Glenn/Sugar Grove, N.C./Jul 1, 1977

Creator

Glenn, Leonard

Date

1977-07-01

Identifier

DS-14

Coverage

Watauga County, North Carolina

Dulcimer type

E

Owner

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

Cataloged by

S. Conatser; Z. Law

Dimensions--overall

35" x 6 5/8" x 1 1/2"

Physical description

The dulcimer is made of cherry with a smooth finish; hourglass-shaped body, with the upper bout elongated to blend into the headstock, which has a single channel and ends in an upturned scroll; headstock holds 3 hand-carved tuning pegs, likely original to the instrument; thin, lightly incised line outlines the top and back; tailpiece is a 1/4" piece of wood, which extends vertically above fretboard and serves as anchor for strings; 3 ball-end wire strings; nut and bridge are wood; 17 frets, extending the entire width of the fretboard; 4 heart-shaped sound holes, whose bottoms point toward the waist of the instrument; instrument is in excellent condition

Geolocation

Citation

Glenn, Leonard, “Leonard Glenn [Dulcimer], Sugar Grove, NC,” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed October 23, 2017, http://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/75.