Voboam Guitar

Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by Voboam in Paris, France around 1690-1699. It appears to be a five course (5x2) guitar with Spanish cedar back and sides. The peg head is inscribed ”Voboam [/] a Paris.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Date made
1690-1699
maker
Voboam
Measurements
guitar: 36 in x 10 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in; 91.44 cm x 27.305 cm x 12.3825 cm
back: 1/8 in x 10 1/2 in x 18 3/4 in; .3175 cm x 26.67 cm x 47.625 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
MI*65.0591
accession number
1991.0406
catalog number
65.0591
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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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