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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Vinaccia, Antonio
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
place made
Italia: Campania, Naples
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Enter the characters shown in the image.