Appalachian Dulcimer

Appalachian Dulcimer

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This Appalachian dulcimer was made by an unknown maker possibly in Tennessee, between 1875 and 1899. It is a single-bout dulcimer, with three strings (one melody string and two drone strings), 15 metal frets, carved out pegbox for 3 wooden friction pegs with 1 peg extant, and a hook-shaped head.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1875 - 1899
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 3 3/16 in x 7 in x 33 1/4 in; 8.09625 cm x 17.78 cm x 84.455 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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