Double-Bouted Plucked Dulcimer

Double-Bouted Plucked Dulcimer

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Description (Brief)
This plucked dulcimer with double bouts, creating an hourglass shape, was made in Gallia, County, Ohio, but its maker and date are unknown. It is made of light wood, possibly maple or poplar. One of its three strings is fretted, and four heart-shaped holes are carved in the soundboard, two by two on each side of the fretboard.
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overall: 10 cm x 16 cm x 91 cm; 3 15/16 in x 6 5/16 in x 35 13/16 in
overall: 4 in x 6 7/16 in x 35 7/8 in; 10.16 cm x 16.35125 cm x 91.1225 cm
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