The Virginia Dulcimer

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, July/August 2013. For generations of Virginia musicians, dulcimer (or dulcimore) has described a family of instruments with three characteristics: a long, hollow neckless wooden soundbox (with curved or straight sides); multiple wire strings (usually just three or four today) about the same length as the soundbox; and wire frets (usually fifteen) laid out to play the …