[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #13]

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Title

[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #13]

Description

This instrument was strung by Henry Beckman with piano wire. It was found in a house that was built in 1895 on Chesum Creek, in western Lawrence County. A log house was at this location before the 1895 house was built, a homestead of the current owner's great-grandfather, one Gallaher. The owner remembers it from childhood, but no one knew its origin.

Identifier

Lawrence-13

Coverage

Lawrence County
Wayne County

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

M., West Point, Tennessee

Where examined

West Point, Tennessee

Cataloged by

D. Schnaufer; S. Conatser

Dimensions--overall

27 1/2" x 13 1/8" x 3 5/8"

Dimensions--fretboard

26 1/2" x 1 7/16" x 1 3/8"

Physical description

poplar top; pine back; back unfinished with small portion cut out; leather feet; fretboard scalloped with 5 scallops on each side; 5 sound holes on each side, alternating; top and sides decorated; 14 frets under 1 of 4 strings (piano wire, 20 gauge); 4 eye screw tuners (small: 5/8"); numbers on fretboard; mitred corners.

Geolocation

Citation

“[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #13],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed October 17, 2021, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/36.