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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
date made
1878-1882
Measurements
overall: 36 1/4 in x 12 in x 4 in; 92.075 cm x 30.48 cm x 10.16 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
MI*055692
accession number
11535
catalog number
055692
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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