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Guitar

Maker: José Massague (Spanish, Barcelona 1690–1764 Barcelona)
Date: ca. 1755–60
Geography: Barcelona, Spain
Culture: Spanish
Medium: Pine top, figured maple back and sides, rosewood binding, ivory nut, rosewood, mastic, and mother-of-pearl inlaid decoration
Dimensions: Total length. 93.3 cm.; Scale length. 67.1 cm.; Body length (without heel) 470.5 cm.; Upper bouts 22.5 cm.; Middle bouts 18.5 cm.; Lower bouts 27.4 cm.; Depth at tail 120.75 cm.
Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line: Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1990
Accession Number: 1990.220

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