Triplet Appalachian Dulcimer


This Appalachian dulcimer was made by Kyle Triplet in Galax, Virginia in 1964. It is a single-bout dulcimer, with three strings (one melody string and two drone strings), dark wood nut and bridge, 15 metal frets, 2 S-shaped sound holes, 4 wooden friction pegs, carved out pegbox, and a rounded head with center hole. Accessioned with a turkey-quill noter and a wooden pick.

Date Made: 1964

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Virginia, Galax

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.66.156Catalog Number: 66.156Accession Number: 263344

Object Name: dulcimer

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 34 3/4 in x 6 in x 3 1/4 in; 88.265 cm x 15.24 cm x 8.255 cm


Record Id: nmah_606063

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