Guitar

Maker:
C. F. Martin & Co.
Date:
1929
Geography:
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany (?), rosewood, celluloid, metal
Dimensions:
Height: 37 1/16 in. (94.2 cm)
Depth (at tail): 4 in. (10.1 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Hergen, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.130
Not on view
The instrument is a Martin Style 2-17, serial number 39598, which is a personal or "lady's guitar" as opposed to a concert instrument.
Marking: 1. (stamped on inner back seam and on top back of pegbox) C. F. Martin & Co/Nazareth, PA
2. (stamped on heel of neck) 39598
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Hergen
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. 129, fig. 150, ill.