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German Guitar

German Guitar

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Description (Brief)
This guitar was made in Germany, around 1875-1880, and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It is a 6 course guitar (6x1), with a peghead with wooden tuning pegs. This guitar appears as item #6044 in J. Howard Foote' Catalogue from 1880: "Maple. dark red color, finely inlaid with pearl, etc., Spanish model, finely finished $5.40" "..a line of cheap and handsome Guitars of German make, with peg heads."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Guitar
Date made
1875-1880
place made
Germany
Physical Description
maple (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 36 in x 11 in; 8.89 cm x 91.44 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
MI.055689
accession number
11535
catalog number
055689
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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