Zoerner Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by Armin Zoerner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1896-1898. It is a six course (6x1) guitar, serial #2110, with a rosewood back and sides, and a mahogany neck with a machine head. Zoerner is listed in the Philadelphia city directory as a musical instrument maker from 1896-1988 at 4314 Third Street. Around 1897, Zoerner joined M.J. Betz formed the Concord Zither Co. at the same address.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Date made
1896-1898
maker
Zoerner, Armin
Measurements
overall: 37 1/4 in x 11 3/4 in x 3 7/8 in; 94.615 cm x 29.845 cm x 9.8425 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
MI*312918
accession number
64657
catalog number
312918
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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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