Possibly Joseph de Frías (Spanish, active ca. 1775–1800)
Wood, various materials
L. 37 1/4 in. (94.7 cm)
Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1992 (1992.279)
This guitar, with a two-piece rosewood back and sides, a cedar neck, and a spruce top, has six double courses of strings. The spruce top is inlaid with delicate mother-of-pearl and ebony ornaments.