Sarraillac Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by François Sarraillac of Lyon, France in 1652. The guitar was originally a five course (5x2) before being converted to a six course (6x1) guitar. This guitar has a spruce top, rounded yew wood back with ebony spacers, ebony sides, and ebony and ivory veneered neck in a checkerboard pattern. It bears the handwritten label: “a lion [illegible] [/] françois sarraillac [/] 1652.” This guitar is subject to further study.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Saraillac, Francois
overall: 36 1/4 in x 9 5/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 92.075 cm x 24.4475 cm x 11.43 cm
place made
France: Rhône-Alpes, Lyon
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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