This Tennessee Music Box is headed for Colorado

Strumelia
Strumelia
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2 weeks ago
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Good for you Mary, I hope you will love your TMB!




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Mary
Mary
@mary
2 weeks ago
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Wow! I just ordered on but it's nowhere near that size. I do Civil War Living History (music). My great grandfather was a Confederate from Tennessee!

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
2 months ago
257 posts

Eleven pounds, eleven ounces in the box.  Probably 8 or 9 pounds?  You can play it on your lap if you have a large lap.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
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Have you weighed it John? I'd be interested in knowing how heavy. I assume a box like that really needs to be placed on a table to play, right?




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John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
2 months ago
257 posts

Thank you, Lisa!  That's the effect I was trying to achieve.  I raced through the construction, only to be stymied at the end by the string attachment to the screw eyes!  And finding a box big enough to send it in!

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
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I do love the look of that one in poplar, John!  It looks very 'old traditional' for sure, especially with the tin overlays.




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John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
2 months ago
257 posts

Robin Thompson:

Doggone cool, John!  The new owner is in for lots of fun playing this beauty!  

Thanks, Robin!  My customer must be a "patron of the arts", having bought 3 of my instruments now, and he may order more!

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
2 months ago
257 posts

Kusani:


Being from Tennessee I, also, just had to made a Tennessee Music Box.  dulcimer   It was a fun project and have been asked to demo it on a few occasions.  


That's a nice one!  There aren't too many around.

Kusani
Kusani
@kusani
2 months ago
134 posts

Being from Tennessee I, also, just had to made a Tennessee Music Box.  dulcimer   It was a fun project and have been asked to demo it on a few occasions.  

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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 months ago
1,182 posts

Doggone cool, John!  The new owner is in for lots of fun playing this beauty!  

Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
2 months ago
157 posts

Looks nice John.

John C. Knopf
John C. Knopf
@john-c-knopf
2 months ago
257 posts

This is a just-completed, all-poplar, authentic Tennessee music box. Really heavily built, but it sounds great, nevertheless!  It has an amber shellac finish, and etched metal nut and bridge plates.  Tuners are screw eyes from the hardware store, and the frets are fence staples!  That's the way it was done in 1885.  Enjoy.

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