French Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by an unknown maker in France around 1835-1865. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with spruce top, veneered bird's-eye maple back and sides, painted back of a fortune-telling scene, machine head, and a very unusual bridge comprised of individual adjustable metal screws.
Currently not on view
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overall: 36 1/4 in x 12 1/8 in x 4 in; 92.075 cm x 30.7975 cm x 10.16 cm
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Music & Musical Instruments
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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