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Non-traditional body outline. One-piece back of bird's-eye maple. Ribs of walnut (?). Neck of plain maple. Large wedge (6 mm. maximum thickness) between neck and fingerboard. Large crude scroll with deep undercutting. Back of pegbox terminates in an upturned hook. One-piece belly of...

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1987, sold by Harold Priest, Damariscotta, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)

Credit Line

Gift of Frank G. Webster

19th century

Object Place

New Hampshire, United States


Length 61.5 cm, width 19.9 cm (Length 24 3/16 in., width 7 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, walnut, pine


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones