[Obion [Hardin] County Dulcimer #2]

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Title

[Obion [Hardin] County Dulcimer #2]

Description

This instrument was passed to its current owner by his father, who had called it a "harmonica." This man was born in 1878 near Cabo in McNairy County (now Chester County). The earlier generation had moved to Tennessee from Peachland, North Carolina.

The music box was purchased in Saltillo, Tennessee, for the current owner's invalid sister.

Identifier

Obion-2

Coverage

Hardin County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

B., Kenton, Tennessee

Where examined

Kenton, Tennessee

Cataloged by

S. Conatser

Dimensions--overall

29" x 10 1/4" x ??"

Dimensions--fretboard

26 3/4"

Physical description

tulip poplar; yellow paint; instrument was sanded lightly and coated with Johnson's wax; top is nailed on (small round nails); fretboard does not extend to the ends of the top; mitered corners; no pick wear evident; first fret 2 1/2" from nut; very light; 15 frets (3/8" wide); strings; 4 eyescrews for tuners; 2 nails in end opposite tuners; instrument was possibly in a smokehouse at one point.

Geolocation

Citation

“[Obion [Hardin] County Dulcimer #2],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed June 20, 2024, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/47.