Tiple Guitar

Tiple Guitar

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Description (Brief)
This is a "tiple" guitar. It was collected in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Glue has been applied to the base of the guitar probably to keep the "tiple" intact. There are five frets which are made of string wrapped around the neck of the guitar. Three of six machine heads made from wood remain on the guitar. Three of four strings remain on the guitar, one of which was torn and then tied back together, probably by the owner of guitar.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Guitars, Small (Two)
Date made
place made
Puerto Rico: Ponce, Ponce
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
string (overall material)
overall: 79 cm x 23.5 cm x 7 cm; 31 1/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in
overall: 31 in x 9 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 78.74 cm x 23.495 cm x 8.5725 cm
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Music & Musical Instruments
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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