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French Guitar

French Guitar

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Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by an unknown maker in France around 1835-1865. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with spruce top, veneered bird's-eye maple back and sides, painted back of a fortune-telling scene, machine head, and a very unusual bridge comprised of individual adjustable metal screws.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Date made
1835-1865
place made
France
Measurements
overall: 36 1/4 in x 12 1/8 in x 4 in; 92.075 cm x 30.7975 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
MI.326752
accession number
71810
catalog number
326752
Credit Line
Gift of Le Clair Gaillard
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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