New poplar Tennessee music box

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
one week ago
2,002 posts

This music box would make a great Christmas gift for someone, especially now with the super low sale price.




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John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
one week ago
285 posts

My end-of-year sale is now through December 31, 2021 -- 10% off this music box (from $350 down to $315), and 10% off the cherry Amburgey hourglass dulcimer replica--  (from $400 down to $360) .  If you'd like to order a new build, THAT'S 10% off, also! There's a Norwegian Psalmodikon replica available too, if you're wanting something different.

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
one month ago
285 posts

This music box still needs a good home!  Any dulcimore historian/collectors out there?

Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
one month ago
169 posts

Wow John. Sure looks good.

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
one month ago
1,870 posts

Beautiful work, John, as always.  Folks should notice that the tuners are on the rear end of the instrument, not the front end.  This is part of the definition of a TMB.

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
one month ago
285 posts

This critter is called a "Tennessee music box". It's a primitive type of dulcimer made in the 1890's in south-central Tennessee. It's much heavier than a typical lap dulcimer-- over 10 pounds, in fact! The nut and bridge plates are formed of thin metal, the tuners are screw eyes, the frets are fence staples, and the body is thick poplar boards. It can be played with a violin bow or guitar pick. Yes, it does play, in noter/drone style only (no chording). It is being offered at $350 plus shipping.

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