Vinaccia Guitar

Vinaccia Guitar

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Description
This guitar was made by Gaetano Vinaccia in Naples, Italy in 1821. The Vinaccia family made violins and mandolins in Naples from the mid-18th to the late 19th century. Later generations of the family produced mostly mandolins and guitars. This six course (6 x 1) guitar has a maple back and sides, mother-of-pearl and red paste inlay around the edges and soundhole.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
guitar
date made
1821
maker
Vinaccia, Gaetano
place made
Italy: Campania, Naples
Physical Description
maple (overall material)
mother-of-pearl (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 35 in x 11 1/4 in x 3 9/16 in; 88.9 cm x 28.575 cm x 9.04875 cm
ID Number
1979.0647.04
accession number
1979.0647
catalog number
1979.0647.04
Credit Line
Gift of Laurence C. Witten II
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National Museum of American History
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