Appalachian Dulcimer

Appalachian Dulcimer

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Description (Brief)
This Appalachian dulcimer was made by an unknown maker in Kentucky, between 1900 and 1925. It has a modified hourglass-shaped body made of cherry, with three strings (one melody string and two drone strings), wood nut and bridge, 18 metal frets, open sides in place of sound holes, 3 wooden friction pegs, open pegbox, and rectangular head.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dulcimer
date made
1990 - 1925
place made
United States: Kentucky, Kentucky
Physical Description
cherry (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 28 7/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 19.05 cm x 73.3425 cm
ID Number
MI.67.007
catalog number
67.007
accession number
272441
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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