Appalachian Dulcimer

Appalachian Dulcimer

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Description
This double-bouted (hourglass shaped) Appalachian dulcimer has an unknown maker, date, and place of origin. All of its three strings are fretted on seventeen frets. The instrument is shaped very much like J. E. Thomas’s instruments but with longer shoulders and mortised ribs. The instrument is assembled with screws and nails, and its fretboard is elevated.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dulcimer
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 7/16 in x 6 1/16 in x 35 1/2 in; 8.73125 cm x 15.39875 cm x 90.17 cm
ID Number
1996.0276.28
accession number
1996.0276
catalog number
1996.0276.28
collector/donor number
E65
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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