[Shelby County Dulcimer #1]

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Title

[Shelby County Dulcimer #1]

Description

The current owner acquired this instrument at a flea market in Memphis, Tennessee.

Identifier

Shelby-1

Coverage

Shelby County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

B., Memphis, Tennessee

Cataloged by

S. Conatser

Dimensions--overall

28" x 12 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Dimensions--fretboard

26 3/8" x 1 5/8" x 1 3/8"

Physical description

poplar top and bottom; pine sides; sides are beaded ceiling panels (type of wood made in 1870s-1880s); mitered corners; 1/4" wood; 2 small metal pieces hammered into fretboard in front of first fret; sound holes are beveled from the inside; 2 soundholes are elongated; 15 frets (1/2" long staples); 6th fret has been filed off and moved forward; numbers appear to have been penciled in on fretboard

Geolocation

Citation

“[Shelby County Dulcimer #1],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed December 9, 2021, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/52.