Pedestal Guitar

Description (Brief)
This pedestal guitar was made by an unknown maker in France around 1725-1850. It is similar to French armless lyre guitars from the period. This six course (6x1) guitar is made of maple veneered spruce back and maple sides, and has three soundholes with star-shaped rosettes.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Date made
1795-1805
Measurements
overall: 37 3/8 in x 12 1/2 in x 4 1/8 in; 94.9325 cm x 31.75 cm x 10.4775 cm
place made
France
ID Number
MI*60.1376
accession number
227687
catalog number
60.1376
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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