[Gibson County Dulcimer #1]

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Title

[Gibson County Dulcimer #1]

Description

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, not gluing. No indication of the builder is present. The instrument also has no internal bracing. Nonetheless, it is deeply resonant, and the frets are positioned so as to produce a true scale.

Identifier

Gibson-1

Coverage

Gibson County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

C., Paris, Tennessee

Where examined

Paris, Tennessee

Cataloged by

S. Conatser, D. Carpenter

Date of cataloging

1993-10-15

Dimensions--overall

27 1/2" x 13 5/8" x ??"

Dimensions--fretboard

26 9/16" x 1 7/16" x 1 1/2"

Physical description

possibly made of pine (lightweight); brown stain; corners are bevelled, with sound holes smaller than usually seen; small knotholes, even grain; feet on back shaped like Galax noter; 15 staple frets; wood screws; numbers in white paint under a black paint which was put over numbers; fretboard is glued down

Geolocation

Citation

“[Gibson County Dulcimer #1],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed November 12, 2018, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/2.