Appalachian Dulcimer

Appalachian Dulcimer

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This Appalachian dulcimer was possibly made by W. Hamber in North Carolina, between 1835 and 1865. It is a single-bout dulcimer, with two strings (one melody string and one drone string), 15 frets, metal nut and bridge, 6 round sound holes, friction pegs, carved out pegbox, and a rounded head with chamfered edge. There is a paper label on the back of the instrument that has writing that is too faded to read.
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Object Name
date made
1835 - 1865
place made
United States: North Carolina
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 6 3/8 in x 31 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 16.1925 cm x 80.645 cm
ID Number
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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