[Hardin County Dulcimer #2]

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Title

[Hardin County Dulcimer #2]

Description

The current owner of this instrument reported that this instrument was given to his mother (b. 1906) when she was 13-14 years old by one Edna Garner, from Hardin County. The builder of this instrument reportedly made another like it. This particular instrument was equipped 4 D strings. The owner's mother played it often, especially in the late afternoon as the others came in from the fields, singing a number of traditional and religious songs.

Identifier

Hardin-2

Coverage

Hardin County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

Y., McNairy, Tennessee

Where examined

McNairy, Tennessee

Cataloged by

S. Conatser

Date of cataloging

1997-08-11

Dimensions--overall

27 5/8" x 14" x 4"

Dimensions--fretboard

27" x 1 1/2" x 1 3/8"

Physical description

poplar wood; dark brown natural stain; frets were painted orange, dark "inky" numbers over frets, current owner lightly sanded it; 15 frets; 3 leather feet nailed on

Geolocation

Citation

“[Hardin County Dulcimer #2],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed December 8, 2021, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/18.