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Flat, shallow body with the yoke supporting the neck. Sound-box, yoke, peg-board, and neck carved out of one solid piece of maple. Sound-board of spruce with two circular sound-holes. Finger-board of maple, stained dark brown. Tail-piece with a slant top, hooked by a copper wire to the tail-pin....

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Manuscript label: Owain Tudur. Dolgellau. / in gwneuthurwr y / Crwth hwn.


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

19th century

Object Place

Dolgelly, Wales


Length 57.5 cm, width 24 cm (Length 22 5/8 in., width 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones