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  • Guitar, 1797
    Benito Sánchez de Aguilera (Spanish, active ca. 1790–1800)
    Madrid
    Wood; L. 36 3/4 in. (93.3 cm)
    Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1990 (1990.221)

    This guitar has a two-piece top of spruce or fir and a three-piece cypress back and sides. The head and bridge are replacements in the style of the originals. The neck may also be a replacement. There are six double courses of strings.

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  • Guitar, 1797
    Benito Sánchez de Aguilera (Spanish, active ca. 1790–1800)
    Madrid
    Wood; L. 36 3/4 in. (93.3 cm)
    Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1990 (1990.221)

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