Nicòla Turturro (American, Bitonto, Italy 1872–1953 New York)
Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Spruce, mahogany, rosewood, tortoiseshell, metal, various materials
Total length: ±64.8 cm Length of fingerboard nut to base: 25 cm Width of fingerboard at base: 4.4 cm Length of body (without arms): ±24 cm Width of body at widest: 23.5 cm Depth of body at greatest: ±15.4 cm Vibrating length of strings: 33.3 cm and 33.5 Soundhole diameter: ±6.0 x 3.7 cm Width across tips of arms: 35 cm
Rogers Fund, 1975
Not on view
Marking: (label inside body and stamp behind pegbox) N. Turturro/N.Y.C./Manufacturer
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