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1988 John Rawdon sycamore teardrop dulcimer - exquisite!

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A John Rawdon dulcimer: It was his dulcimer, made for Dolly Parton, that was auctioned off by Christie’s in 2020 (look it up).

This one was built in 1988. Quarter sawn sycamore, 2-piece book matched back, hollowed out fretboard (to reduce weight), Grover Tune-a-matic geared machine heads. Teardrop shape. Card (last photo) reads, in part, “#627 ... 11-14-88”. Has 6.5 fret. Length, 37 1/2”. VSL, 27”.

Note the unusual scroll head—not unlike the prow of a Viking dragon ship!

This is, quite simply, one beautiful dulcimer. The sycamore body shows a lovely grain ... it also provides a pleasant light tone quite dissimilar to the deeper walnut or mahogany sound.

Truly playable art, a collectors item—belongs to a better player than I.

Comes with cloth bag. (I removed the inner melody string; will include strings.)

Shipping to Continental USA only.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Listeda month ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • John Rawdon
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  • United States

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