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[Lawrence County Dulcimer #4]
David Schnaufer purchased this instrument from Carriage House Antiques in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, in the early 1990s. The instrument itself dates from the late 1800s, and although it is not signed, its likely builder is T. R. Goodman, as at least…
[Lawrence County Dulcimer #11]
This instrument was owned by its current owner's mother, Sarah Elizabeth (Brewer).
[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #7]
The current owner of this instrument reports that it belonged to her father, Joe Lee, of Waynesboro, Tennessee, who passed away in 1953 at the age of 83. He had grown up and lived in Wayne County, He was the only person she remembered playing it,…
[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #13]
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…
[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #10]
This instrument was bought for $1.00 by the current owner from his aunt, who in turn had received from her husband, Charlie Gamble, who had bought it from a traveler who built such dulcimers in 1890. The purchase took place in Holly Creek in…
[Hickman County Dulcimer #1]
The owner of this instrument--whose mother (b. 1885) called it a "harmonica"--reported that it was in kept in the house of her grandmother, Mattie Lowe Petty. She in turn had come from Ohio in a covered wagon to Maury County, then to Hickman County.
[Giles County Dulcimer #6]
This instrument, exhibiting a lot of noter wear, was probably built in the 1890s by Mark Page, grandfather of Alta May Page Hand, or possibly by her great-grandfather. Later owners tended to be in the Page family.
[Gibson County Dulcimer #3]
This instrument was built by Almus Crowe of Milan, Tennessee, likely in the 1960s. According to the builder, his instruments were modeled on 19th-century instruments from the West Tennessee region. The label inside reads as follows:
"No 9 A.…
"No 9 A.…
[Gibson County Dulcimer #2]
The current owner located this instrument at the same time as Gibson Dulcimer #1. No other information known of its origins.
[Gibson County Dulcimer #1]
The current owner purchased this instrument at an antique store in Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee. The manager of the store knew nothing of this dulcimer's origin. The top of the instrument was taken off at some point, then reattached via nailing,…
[Obion County Dulcimer #1]
This instrument was also known as a "courting" dulcimer, since it has two fretboards on the same body, enabling two people to play duets.