Plucked Dulcimer made by W. J. B.

Plucked Dulcimer made by W. J. B.

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Description (Brief)
This german scheitholt type plucked dulcimer was made by W. J. B. in Mount Airy North Carolina in 1934. It has a trapezoidal-shaped body with a dark opaque varnish. The instrument has four strings (either one melody string and three drone strings, or two melody strings and two drone strings). Handwritten inside the dulcimer is, "WJB."
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wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
leather (overall material)
overall: 32 in x 6 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 81.28 cm x 17.145 cm x 6.985 cm
overall: 2 7/8 in x 6 7/8 in x 31 7/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 17.4625 cm x 80.9625 cm
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National Museum of American History
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