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
Object Name
guitar
date made
1790
maker
Vinaccia, Antonio
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
place made
Italia: Campania, Naples
ID Number
MI*60.1364
accession number
227687
catalog number
60.1364
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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