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Non-traditional body outline. Two-piece back of maple with faint medium horizontal curl. Ribs of walnut. Neck of plain maple. Crude scroll. Two- piece belly of wide grain softwood. Back and belly have exaggerated raised edges. No purfling. F-holes widened at notches. Two extant...

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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 England region, United States


Length 58 cm, width 19.1 cm (Length 22 13/16 in., width 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Maple, walnut, pine, maple


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones