Old Builds Found in an Antique Store

We recently moved to a new area. This past Saturday stopped in to an antique store and was smitten by this diddly bow. The huge single-tuner is very cool... wish I had a better shot to show it to you guys. The tag indicated is was from the 1930's.

And check out the old home-made fiddle. No background info on it.

This mountain dulcimer also on display is said to be locally made.

And here's a pie-plate banjo. 

I felt a real connection with the people who built these.

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Comment by A.D.EKER on June 15, 2021 at 2:16pm

Looks like a jack pot T-Gripped ! hope for you it was priced to suit your wallet! great find !! 

Comment by T-Gripped on June 15, 2021 at 1:46pm

I found 2 more: check out the 5-string dulcimer with some kind of metal curtain rod holder as the tail. Paneling for the body. [see the panel groove!]

Then the bird-head headstock on a fiddle.

Comment by T-Gripped on June 15, 2021 at 1:43pm

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Comment by Maddog on July 23, 2020 at 1:52pm

They're all so cool! Love the old stuff as it really shows the true creativity folks had back then.....no tutorials or internet how-to-vids, they just built them out of love for music. Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Southern Ray on July 23, 2020 at 1:29pm

 My smile muscles hurt. - But, did you get home with one?

Thank you for the post!

Comment by BrianQ. on July 20, 2020 at 10:12pm

Some kool stuff!

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