[Giles County Dulcimer #5]

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Title

[Giles County Dulcimer #5]

Description

This instrument belonged to the current owner's mother, Ella Whett Faulkenberry (maiden name), b. 1892, from Lincoln County, Tennessee. She had learned to play when she was very young, playing with a noter stick, or sometimes a clothes pin, and with the fingers of her right hand. She played mostly church songs, and sang with herself.

Identifier

Giles-5

Coverage

Giles County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

B., Prospect, Tennessee

Where examined

Prospect, Tennessee

Dimensions--overall

Top: 26 1/2" x 12", Bottom: 29 3/4" x 13", x 3 1/2"

Dimensions--fretboard

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

Physical description

chestnut wood; top 3/8" thick; 15 staples for frets; sides of body and of fretboard are grooved.

Geolocation

Citation

“[Giles County Dulcimer #5],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed December 8, 2021, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/14.