Vinaccia Guitar

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Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by Gaetano Vinaccia of Naples, Italy in 1779. The Vinaccia family were violin and mandolin makers in Naples from the mid-18th century to the late 19th. Later generations, including Gaetano Vinaccia, made mostly mandolins and guitars. This is a six course (6x1) pear-shaped guitar with a cypress back and sides. The label inside the guitar reads: “Gajetanus Vinaccia [/] Fecit Neapoli Strada Rua Catalana [/] Num. 85 Anno 1779.”
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1779
maker
Vinaccia, Gaetano
place made
Italia: Campania, Naples
Measurements
overall: 36 1/4 in x 12 5/8 in x 4 in; 92.075 cm x 32.0675 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
MI.095263
accession number
26256
catalog number
095263
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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