Gonzales Flamenco Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by Gonzales in Madrid, Spain around 1867-1892. This six course guitar (6x1) has a spruce top, Spanish cypress back and sides, rosewood fingerboard, and mahogany neck. It bears the label: “Premiado por la Sociedad Matritense en 1866. [/] yen la Exposicion de Zaragoza de 1868. [/] GUITARRERIA UNIVERSAL. [/] [medallions and symbols] [/] HIJOS DE GONZALEZ [/] PREMIADO.CON LA MEDALLA DE 1st CLASE, EN LA EXPOSICION UNIVERSAL DE PARIS DE 1867 [/] Carretas, 33 [/] MADRID [/] ANO DE 18.”
Currently not on view
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Date made
overall: 38 in x 13 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 96.52 cm x 35.2425 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
España: Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
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Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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