[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #10]

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Title

[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #10]

Description

This instrument was bought for $1.00 by the current owner from his aunt, who in turn had received from her husband, Charlie Gamble, who had bought it from a traveler who built such dulcimers in 1890. The purchase took place in Holly Creek in Waynesboro, Wayne County.

The current owner played the instrument with a noter stick and used his right hand to strum primarily with his index finger and thumb.

Identifier

Lawrence-10

Coverage

Wayne County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

G., Iron City, Tennessee

Cataloged by

S. Conatser

Dimensions--overall

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

Dimensions--fretboard

26 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1 3/8"

Physical description

yellow poplar; dark stain; put together with headed nails on back and finishing nails on front; sound holes 3/8" diameter; 1 foot remaining with holes for two others; 15 frets, made of 1/4" staples; 4 strings; O-ring tuners; numbers over frets, worn off; 2 nails, 2 continuous strings; fretboard is a little off center; one large scallop in fretboard

Geolocation

Citation

“[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #10],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed September 29, 2022, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/33.