Straub Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by Michael Straub in Venice, Italy around 1670-1680. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with a spruce top, yew wood back, ebony and ivory inlay on sides and neck, and a non-original machine head. The peghead is incised: “Michael Straub in Ventia.” This guitar is probably late 17th century, but is subject to study as it has undergone perhaps two or more restorations.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Straub, Michael
overall: 35 in x 10 1/4 in x 4 1/8 in; 88.9 cm x 26.035 cm x 10.4775 cm
place made
Italia: Veneto, Venice
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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