Hall & Son Guitar


This guitar was made for William Hall & Son in New York around 1848-1875. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with a spruce top, rosewood back, mahogany veneered birch sides, and a machine head. William Hall formed a number of partnerships in New York from 1821 to 1874, including Firth & Hall; Firth, Hall & Pond; and William Hall & Son. This guitar bears the stamp:

NEW-YORK 2432.

Hall & Son published and sold sheet music and manufactured and sold pianos, organs, guitars, and woodwind instruments. It is believed that guitars and banjos sold by Hall & Son were made by James Ashborn in Connecticut.

Date Made: 1848-1875

Maker: William Hall & Son

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Credit Line: Gift of Edith M. Lawall

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.78.02Accession Number: 1978.0845Catalog Number: 78.02

Object Name: guitar

Measurements: overall: 35 3/4 in x 11 3/8 in x 4 in; 90.805 cm x 28.8925 cm x 10.16 cm

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Record Id: nmah_605753

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