Hall & Son Guitar

Hall & Son Guitar

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This guitar was made for William Hall & Son in New York around 1848-1875. It is a six course (6x1) guitar with a spruce top, rosewood back, mahogany veneered birch sides, and a machine head. William Hall formed a number of partnerships in New York from 1821 to 1874, including Firth & Hall; Firth, Hall & Pond; and William Hall & Son. This guitar bears the stamp:

“WILLIAM HALL & SON
239 BROADWAY
NEW-YORK 2432.

Hall & Son published and sold sheet music and manufactured and sold pianos, organs, guitars, and woodwind instruments. It is believed that guitars and banjos sold by Hall & Son were made by James Ashborn in Connecticut.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
Date made
1848-1875
maker
William Hall & Son
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Measurements
overall: 35 3/4 in x 11 3/8 in x 4 in; 90.805 cm x 28.8925 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
MI.78.02
accession number
1978.0845
catalog number
78.02
Credit Line
Gift of Edith M. Lawall
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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