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Guitar

Maker:
C. F. Martin & Co.
Date:
1867–98
Geography:
Nazareth, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Spruce, rosewood, ebony
Dimensions:
Height: 37 in. (94 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
Gift of Louise Ransom, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.348
Not on view
The Martin firm moved from New York to Nazareth in 1839, but continued to stamp their guitars as made in New York. This instrument with rosewood back and sides is a style 27 Martin.
Marking: 1. (stamped on back of pegbox) C F Martin/New-York
2. (stamped on back brace and neck block) C. F. Martin Co/New-York
Jan Boland , flute, Amy Boland , flute, John Dowdall , guitar in Crystal to Gold: Precious Flutes and Guitars from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. CD. Recording., 1999 Fleur de Son Classics, Ltd.. 1999.

A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 26.

American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 128, fig. 149, ill.



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