Gütter & Sons Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by H.F. Gütter & Sons of Markneukirchen, Germany around 1800-1850. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with a spruce top and maple back and sides. Markneukirchen was the center of the Vogtland, Germany music industry for the export of musical instruments to the United States in the late 19th century – early 20th. The guitar bears the label: “H.F. Gütter & Söhne [/] in Neukirchen im Voigtland [/] a Sachsan.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Date made
1800-1850
maker
H. F. Gutter & Sons
Measurements
overall: 34 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 87.63 cm x 29.21 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
Deutschland: Sachsen, Markneukirchen
ID Number
MI*312916
accession number
64657
catalog number
312916
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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