Vinaccia Guitar


This guitar was made by Gaetano Vinaccia in Naples, Italy in 1821. The Vinaccia family made violins and mandolins in Naples from the mid-18th to the late 19th century. Later generations of the family produced mostly mandolins and guitars. This six course (6 x 1) guitar has a maple back and sides, mother-of-pearl and red paste inlay around the edges and soundhole.

Date Made: 1821

Maker: Vinaccia, Gaetano

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Italy: Campania, Naples

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Credit Line: Gift of Laurence C. Witten II

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0647.04Accession Number: 1979.0647Catalog Number: 1979.0647.04

Object Name: guitar

Physical Description: maple (overall material)mother-of-pearl (overall material)Measurements: overall: 35 in x 11 1/4 in x 3 9/16 in; 88.9 cm x 28.575 cm x 9.04875 cm


Record Id: nmah_605755

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