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.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
H. F. Gutter & Sons
place made
Deutschland: Sachsen, Markneukirchen
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

Submit a comment or ask a question about this object using the form below. Submissions are moderated and may receive a curator response. Please note that we cannot evaluate or appraise your personal artifacts. For other questions or general inquiries please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Enter the characters shown in the image.