French Guitar

French Guitar

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Description (Brief)
This guitar was made by an unknown maker in France during the 18th century. It was converted from a five course (5x2) to a six course (6x1) guitar and has undergone a number of repairs and restorations. This guitar has a spruce or cedar top, ribbed and fluted fruitwood back, and ebony sides. It has a rounded back, with an inlaid chevron design on the back of the guitar’s neck. There is an intricate starred pattern around the guitar’s soundhole.
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Physical Description
wood (overall material)
ebony (overall material)
overall: 36 1/2 in x 10 in x 4 1/2 in; 92.71 cm x 25.4 cm x 11.43 cm
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Made available through the Cooper Union Museum
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National Museum of American History
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