American Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1878-1882. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with a spruce top, rosewood back and sides, cedar neck, and a patented machine head with ivory pegs. This guitar appears as item #6073 in J. Howard Foote' Catalogue from 1880: "Solid Rosewood, neatly inlaid with wood inlaying front, stripe down back, plain rosewood edges, finely finished...$23.00.
Currently not on view
date made
place made
United States
overall: 36 1/4 in x 12 in x 4 in; 92.075 cm x 30.48 cm x 10.16 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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