Gonzales Flamenco Guitar

Gonzales Flamenco Guitar

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This guitar was made by Hijos de González in Madrid, Spain around 1867-1892. This six course guitar (6x1) has a spruce top, Spanish cypress back and sides, rosewood fingerboard, and mahogany neck. There is label inside the instrument:

Premiado por la Sociedad Matritense en 1866.
yen la Exposicion de Zaragoza de 1868.
GUITARRERIA UNIVERSAL.
[medallions and symbols]
HIJOS DE GONZALEZ
PREMIADO.CON LA MEDALLA DE 1st CLASE, EN LA EXPOSICION UNIVERSAL DE PARIS DE 1867
Carretas, 33
MADRID
ANO DE 18

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Date made
1867-1892
maker
Gonzales
place made
Spain: Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid
Physical Description
spruce (overall material)
cypress (overall material)
rosewood (overall material)
mahogany (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 38 in x 13 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 96.52 cm x 35.2425 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
MI.095565
accession number
26981
catalog number
095565
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Music & Musical Instruments
Guitars
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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