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Guitar

Maker: Benito Sanchez de Aguilera (Spanish, Madrid, active 1790–1800)
Date: 1797
Geography: Madrid, Spain
Culture: Spanish
Medium: Spruce or fir top, cypress back and ribs, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and frets, ebony nut, gut strings
Dimensions: Total L. 91.4 cm (36 in.); Scale L. 60.4 cm (23 3/4 in.); Body L (w/o heel) 41.7 cm (16 7/16 in.); Upper bouts 19.95 cm (7 7/8 in.); Middle bouts 15.65 cm (6 3/16 in.); Lower bouts 26.9 cm (10 9/16 in.); D. at tail 9.659 cm (3 13/16 in.)
Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line: Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1990
Accession Number: 1990.221

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