[Chester County Dulcimer #1]

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Title

[Chester County Dulcimer #1]

Description

This particular instrument is believed to have originated in Chester County, Tennessee. According to Mr. Evans of Henderson County, it came down through his family, where his mother had had it all his life. Interestingly, the instrument also features shape notes upon its fretboard, possibly indicating a Fa-scale.

Identifier

Chester-1

Coverage

Chester County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

E., Henderson County, Tennessee

Where examined

examined at home of Ellis Truett

Cataloged by

S. Conatser, D. Carpenter

Date of cataloging

1993-10-15

Dimensions--overall

27 7/8" x 13 7/8" x 2 3/4"

Dimensions--fretboard

27 7/8" x 13 7/8" x 2 3/4"

Physical description

poplar; brown stain; beveled edge, notched edges on top; 3 feet on underside of instrument; 15 frets; also bears shape notes on the fretboard; 3 original eye screw tuners + 1 flat screw

Geolocation

Citation

“[Chester County Dulcimer #1],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed June 22, 2018, http://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/8.