[Lawrence County Dulcimer #4]

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Title

[Lawrence County Dulcimer #4]

Description

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 one signed mate to this dulcimer has been located in Lawrence County. The instrument was one of Schnaufer's favorites, and he played and performed on it regularly up until his death.

Creator

[Goodman, T. R.]

Identifier

Lawrence-4
DS-34

Coverage

Lawrence County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

Tennessee State Museum

Cataloged by

S. Conatser; Z. Law

Dimensions--overall

27 3/4" x 13 1/4" x 3 3/8"

Physical description

1/4" poplar; light-colored paint; free-hand decoration in orange and yellow on top and sides in a style reminiscent of tole painting; four strings, two moved closer together by the last owner (Schnaufer); noter wear on the fretboard between the first and ninth frets; on the back is written "Striped by Joe S."; top and back are nailed, and back made from a single piece of wood; 2 leather "feet" present, and holes from where a third was positioned; scalloped fretboard; ends of fretboard covered with tin; 15 frets, with numbers stenciled between them; one small crack in top.

Geolocation

Citation

[Goodman, T. R.], “[Lawrence County Dulcimer #4],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed November 12, 2018, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/27.