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Non-traditional body outline with angular corners and all flat surfaces. Flat two-piece back of slab-cut pine. Ribs similar. Neck of oak. Crude pine scroll with no carving. Back of pegbox open. Two-piece belly of slab-cut pine. No purfling. Crude F-holes with no notches. Tuning pegs,...

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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 62.5 cm, width 20.5 cm (Length 24 5/8 in., width 8 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pine, oak


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones