Jethro Amburgy #314 - 1955
Last week I received a phone call from a delightful woman, who told me that a lady from our local music store mentioned me as someone who loves dulcimers and knows something about them. "I have a beautiful old dulcimer that I bought from a gentleman in Kentucky some years back. It's not in perfect condition, can you take a look at it?" So, I have before me, Jethro Amburgy #314, made November 30, 1955. It has many cracks, all stable. The headstock is loose from the body, and a tuning peg is missing. There are a few other "issues" as well. I don't think restoration would be easy, if indeed possible. Still, such a pleasure to hold it and examine it!