Straub Guitar

Straub Guitar

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This guitar was made by Michael Straub in Venice, Italy around 1670-1680. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with a spruce top, yew wood back, ebony and ivory inlay on sides and neck, and a non-original machine head. The peghead is incised: “Michael Straub in Ventia.” This guitar is probably late 17th century, but is subject to study as it has undergone perhaps two or more restorations.
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Object Name
date made
Straub, Michael
place made
Italy: Venetan, Venice
Physical Description
spruce (overall material)
yew wood (overall material)
ebony (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 35 in x 10 1/4 in x 4 1/8 in; 88.9 cm x 26.035 cm x 10.4775 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Made available through the Cooper Union Museum
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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