[Wayne County Dulcimer #3]

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Title

[Wayne County Dulcimer #3]

Description

This music box was found in a house built by Wesley Galloway, a carpenter, and the great-great-grandfather of the instrument's current owner. The family had come from Lawrence County before settling in Wayne County.

Identifier

Wayne-3

Coverage

Wayne County, Tennessee
Lawrence County, Tennessee

Dulcimer type

C

Owner

S., Waynesboro, Tennessee

Cataloged by

D. Schnaufer, S. Conatser

Dimensions--overall

27 3/4" x 13 1/2" x ??

Dimensions--fretboard

26 5/8" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"

Physical description

chestnut top and sides; poplar back; signed "Mary Galloway" on back; mitered corners; held together more by glue than by nails; top and back are both 2 pieces; 1" diameter alternating sound holes; 3 wooden feet (1" diameter); back significantly larger than top, resulting in slanted sides; fretboard has curved moulding; 15 1/4" staples for frets under one string; 4 new strings; one old tuner from before restringing

Geolocation

Citation

“[Wayne County Dulcimer #3],” Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, accessed December 8, 2021, https://dulcimerarchive.omeka.net/items/show/56.