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This instrument belonged to the current owner's mother, who had inherited it through her grandfather's family (Edwards). The Edwards family had immigrated to North Carolina and eventually to Lincoln County, Tennessee.
This instrument was strung by Henry Beckman with piano wire. It was found in a house that was built in 1895 on Chesum Creek, in western Lawrence County. A log house was at this location before the 1895 house was built, a homestead of the current…
This instrument was also known as a "courting" dulcimer, since it has two fretboards on the same body, enabling two people to play duets.