[Giles County Dulcimer #1]

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Title

[Giles County Dulcimer #1]

Description

According to its oral history, this instrument originally belonged to Mary Elizabeth (Mary Lizzie) Follis Thurman (b. 1898), who was one of twelve children, and lived in Giles County, Tennessee, all her life. The current owner remembers it being in her grandmother's attic.

In later years, this dulcimer was refinished by Robert S. Walls, when the present tuners were added.

Identifier

Giles-1

Coverage

Giles County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

G., Pulaski, Tennessee

Where examined

Pulaski, Tennessee

Cataloged by

S. Conatser, D. Carpenter

Date of cataloging

1993-09

Dimensions--overall

27 7/8" x 11 1/4" x 3 3/8"

Dimensions--fretboard

26 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 3/8"

Physical description

unknown type of wood; refinished; edges of box are beveled; ends of curved hole design were drilled before carving; 15 staples for frets; 4 strings; autoharp tuners

Geolocation

Citation

“[Giles County Dulcimer #1],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed October 17, 2021, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/10.