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Electric guitar (Pro II U series Urchin Deluxe model)

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The dramatic curves of the Urchin guitar might have been inspired by the spiny points of the instrument's sea-dwelling namesake, or they might suggest the sinister fins of a shark. Regardless, the reference to ocean life is evident, with the deeply shaded blue-black varnish over a striped maple...

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Provenance

By 1993, Daddy's Junky Music, Salem, New Hampshire; November 19, 1993, sold by Daddy's Junky Music to Michael Wright, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 2009, sold by Wright to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 27, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Carol T. and Robert P. Henderson

1984

Object Place

Nagoya, Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 103.5 x 38.1 x 4.5cm (40 3/4 x 15 x 1 3/4in.)

Accession Number

2009.2417

Medium or Technique

Ash, maple, rosewood, plastic, steel, brass, nickel silver

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones