Fabricatore Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by Giovanni Battista Fabricatore of Naples, Italy in 1797. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with a spruce and cedar top, non-original ebonized back and sides, and tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl veneer on neck and back. This guitar bears the printed label: “Gio: Battifta Fabricatore [/] Napoli Anno 1797 in [/] S.M. dell' Ajuto. N. 32,” with the “97” handwritten.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
date made
1797
maker
Fabricatore, Giovanni Battista
Measurements
overall: 35 in x 10 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 88.9 cm x 27.6225 cm x 7.9375 cm
place made
Italia: Campania, Naples
ID Number
MI*60.1362
accession number
227687
catalog number
60.1362
collector/donor number
1-1922-6
subject
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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