New poplar Tennessee music box

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
11 months ago
326 posts

There are just FIVE days left to save on my dulcimer sale!  The cherry Jethro Amburgey dulcimer replica, or the poplar Tennessee music box replica are now 15% off their regular prices, and new orders are 10% off regular prices. 

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
last year
326 posts

My End-of-Year Sale now offers this music box at 15% off!  A $350 value, just $298 (plus shipping). Now thru December 31 only!

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
last year
2,103 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
last year
326 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
last year
326 posts

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

Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
last year
198 posts

Wow John. Sure looks good.

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
last year
2,010 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
last year
326 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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