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English Guitar

English Guitar

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Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by an unknown maker in Europe around 1790-1810. It is a seven course (4x2, 3x1) English guitar with maple back and sides with and ivory inlay around the edges. The neck is shortened and made of maple with a beech head and watch key tuning device.
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Object Name
English guitar
Date made
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overall: 28 in x 11 7/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 71.12 cm x 30.1625 cm x 12.065 cm
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Made available through the Cooper Union Museum
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
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National Museum of American History
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