Single-Bouted Plucked Dulcimer

Single-Bouted Plucked Dulcimer

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Description (Brief)
This heavy, single-bouted, plucked dulcimer may be made of mahogany. It has two groups of three small round soundholes on each side of fingerboard. One may fret all four of its strings, that culminate in a circularly carved scroll.
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wood (overall material)
overall: 8.5 cm x 23.5 cm x 91.5 cm; 3 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 36 in
overall: 3 7/16 in x 9 7/16 in x 35 1/2 in; 8.73125 cm x 23.97125 cm x 90.17 cm
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National Museum of American History
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