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Arch-top guitar (New Yorker model)

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Two-piece arched back and ribs of maple. Belly of fine-to-medium-grain spruce with F-shaped soundholes. Back, belly, soundholes, and fingerboard edged with binding of white and black plastic. Neck and headstock of maple. Grover brand tuning machines of brass. Fingerboard of ebony with fret...

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Inlaid on peg head: D'Angelico / New York / New Yorker; stamped inside: 1959


Before 1998, John Knapp, New York. By 1998, sold by source unidentified to Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Massachusetts; 1998, sold by Skinner, Inc., to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 24, 1998)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, and Harriet Otis Cruft Fund


Object Place

New York City, New York, United States


Length 110 cm, width 45.5 cm (Length 43 5/16 in., width 17 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony, ivory, mother-of-pearl, plastic, steel, brass, nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones