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One-piece back and ribs of rosewood. Belly of medium-grain spruce with multi-line binding of wood. Soundhole encircled with five-line binding of wood and inlaid squares of pearl and ebony. Neck and headstock of cedar (?). Tuning pegs of ebony with buttons of pearl. Fingerboard of rosewood with...

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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

early 19th century

Object Place

Possibly Spain


Length 94.2 cm, width 27.8 cm (Length 37 1/16 in., width 10 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood, spruce


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones