Single-Bouted Plucked Dulcimer

Single-Bouted Plucked Dulcimer

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Description (Brief)
This plucked dulcimer with a single bout was made in West Virginia, but its maker and date are unknown. Two of its four strings are fretted. Perhaps made of walnut, it has oddly assorted pegs, obviously replaced haphazardly over the years. A narrow leather strap tied in a loop at the tail of the instrument may have been intended for wall mounting.
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United States: West Virginia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 11 cm x 17 cm x 94 cm; 4 5/16 in x 6 11/16 in x 37 in
overall: 3 7/8 in x 7 in x 36 1/2 in; 9.8425 cm x 17.78 cm x 92.71 cm
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National Museum of American History
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