American Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1845-1855. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with a spruce top, maple sides and back, and a machine head. The back of the guitar is painted with scenes from the popular British nursery rhyme, “This Is the House That Jack Built.”
Currently not on view
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Date made
overall: 34 1/4 in x 11 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 86.995 cm x 29.845 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
United States
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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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