Vinaccia Guitar

Vinaccia Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by Antonio Vinaccia of Naples, Italy in 1790. The Vinaccia family were violin and mandolin makers in Naples from the mid-18th century to the late 19th. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with a spruce top and a fruitwood veneered spruce back and sides. This guitar bears the printed label: “Antonius Vinaccia Fecit [/] Neapoli Anno 1790,” with “90” handwritten.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1790
maker
Vinaccia, Antonio
place made
Italia: Campania, Naples
Measurements
overall: 35 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 90.17 cm x 29.21 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
MI.60.1364
accession number
227687
catalog number
60.1364
Credit Line
Made available through the Cooper Union Museum
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Data Source
National Museum of American History