[McNairy County Dulcimer #1]

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Title

[McNairy County Dulcimer #1]

Description

This instrument came to its current owners from a friend who had found it in a garage of a house he had bought in McNairy County, Tennessee.

Identifier

McNairy-1

Coverage

McNairy County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

R., Jackson, Tennessee

Where examined

Jackson, Tennessee

Cataloged by

S. Conatser, D. Schnaufer

Dimensions--overall

27 1/2" x 11" x 3 1/8"

Dimensions--fretboard

25 1/2" x 1 1/8" x 1 1/8"

Physical description

poplar; red paint overall; back is nailed on; mitre at corners; thin wood; 1/4" lip between top/back and sides; scalloped fretboard; unusual sound hole pattern; 15 frets, 1/4" wide, made of light wire; 4 strings; tuners missing; 2 bent nails for string anchors; fingerboard wear up to 11th fret; scallops on fretboard go completely through; checkerboard pattern on back, and penciled date: "July 8, 1828"

Geolocation

Citation

“[McNairy County Dulcimer #1],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed December 8, 2021, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/44.