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Guitar, ?English, c. 1835

DETAILS

Object name
Maker
Date
circa 1835
Place
Object number
RCM0170

Description

Nineteenth-century guitar with six strings. Front two-piece, of fine to medium grain at edges; purfling and banding of rosewood and ?boxwood at edges of front and back; also on ribs. Soundhole collar of mother-of-pearl diamond-shapes in mastic. Pin-bridge of rosewood of symmetrical section and without saddle; mother-of-pearl dart-shaped moustaches tipped withebony discs inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Ribs and one-piece back of rosewood; dart and purfling at rib joint on tailblock. Neck of plain mahogany with rosewood fingerboard. The neck and neck-block are separate; nineteen frets with joint at twelfth. Mother-of-pearl discs as markers at fifth, seventh and ninth frets on bass edge of neck.

Dimensions

Length: 954mm. Width: 296mm.

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