Voboam Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by Jean-Baptiste Voboam of Paris, France in 1730. It is a six course (6x1) guitar but the body size suggests that this instrument was originally a four course (4x2) guitar. This guitar has a spruce top and rosewood veneered spruce back and rosewood sides with ivory and ebony inlay. The peghead of the guitar is not original to the instrument and is marked: “Allexandre [/] Voboam. [/] 1690.” There is a label inside the guitar that reads: “ Voboam [/] a Paris 1730.”
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date made
Voboam, Jean-Baptiste
overall: 35 in x 5 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 88.9 cm x 14.605 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
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Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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