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Fiddle By Hash

Posted by bsed55 on Wednesday, August 15, 2007

While at Galax I took a day trip to Grayson Highlands State Park. Lots of places in the park exceed 5000 ft elevation. I think it includes the highest point in the state, Mt. Rogers. Lots of alluring back-country trails. I had my bike with me, so I parked in a picnic area & proceeded to bike up a steep (enough) grade for 3 miles...finally reaching the Visitor Center at the top. I needed a break, so I was roaming around, looking for a trinket to bring back to my wife, when I found some exhibits on Appalachian culture----including music. In a display case I saw a guitar built by Wayne Henderson, and then in another case I saw this gorgeous blond-colored fiddle. According to the sign it was made by Albert Hash, a locally renowned fiddle maker & player. I've heard other musicians refer to him but I don't know a lot about him. So I think I'll have to start a thread & see what others know. I went up to the lady at the register & asked if she had a key for that display case. Unfortunately, she didn't. I said "That's too bad, because I would have loved to be able to play it." She did give me directions for how to find Wayne Henderson's house, though.

2 comments on “Fiddle By Hash”

OTJunky Says:
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 @5:59:30 PM

Here's a good place to start...

http://whitetopmountainband.tripod.com/id8.html

--OTJ

bosco Says:
Thursday, August 16, 2007 @12:43:15 AM

I think his daughter still makes fiddles.

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