[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #7]

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Title

[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #7]

Description

The current owner of this instrument reports that it belonged to her father, Joe Lee, of Waynesboro, Tennessee, who passed away in 1953 at the age of 83. He had grown up and lived in Wayne County, He was the only person she remembered playing it, using a noter stick in his left hand. His repertoire was secular with some sacred selections as well.

The text on the top of the instrument reads as follows:

NEW AMERICAN
MUSIC BOX
Pat. 1886. Mfd & Sold
BY

T. R. GOODMAN
Mfg. Co.

Creator

Goodman, T. R.

Identifier

Lawrence-7

Coverage

Wayne County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

L., Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Where examined

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Dimensions--overall

27 1/2" x 13 1/4" x 1 15/16"

Dimensions--fretboard

26 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"

Physical description

poplar; black and red paint; back was run through a planer; 15 frets; 4 strings; no tuners; fretboard both scalloped and notched; fretboard numbered; stenciled text on top

Geolocation

Citation

Goodman, T. R., “[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #7],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed October 17, 2021, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/30.