French Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by an unknown maker in France during the 18th century. It was converted from a five course (5x2) to a six course (6x1) guitar and has undergone a number of repairs and restorations. This guitar has a spruce or cedar top, ribbed and fluted fruitwood back, and ebony sides. It has a rounded back, with an inlaid chevron design on the back of the guitar’s neck. There is an intricate starred pattern around the guitar’s soundhole.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Date made
1700-1799
Measurements
overall: 36 1/2 in x 10 in x 4 1/2 in; 92.71 cm x 25.4 cm x 11.43 cm
place made
France
ID Number
MI*60.1368
accession number
227687
catalog number
60.1368
collector/donor number
1-1922-27
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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