[Decatur County Dulcimer #1]

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Title

[Decatur County Dulcimer #1]

Description

This instrument belonged to the grandmother of Charles Fiddler, whose family chiefly lived in Henderson County. "Harmonica" is written on one side of the instrument, along with an illustration of a cuckoo. On the bottom of the instrument are traces of a checkerboard.

Identifier

Decatur-1

Coverage

Decatur County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

F., Lexington, Tennessee

Where examined

examined at the home of Ellis Truitt

Cataloged by

S. Conatser, D. Carpenter

Date of cataloging

1993-10-15

Dimensions--overall

27 1/8" x 13 1/4" x 3 5/16"

Dimensions--fretboard

27 1/16" x 1 5/16" x 1 3/8"

Physical description

red flowers and red on edges; yellow sides; words and bird look drawn with pencil; checkerboard on back of instrument; 15 frets; 4 strings; autoharp replacement tuners; red numbers by frets; 1/2" thickness of bottom and top faces; no scallops on fretboard; heavy pick wear near end of fretboard

Geolocation

Citation

“[Decatur County Dulcimer #1],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed October 17, 2021, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/4.