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Guitar (Romancer model)

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Body, neck, headstock, bridge, nut, and end button of injection molded Dow styrene plastic. Belly, fingerboard, and front of headstock ivory colored. Back, ribs, neck, and back of headstock colored brown with swirl pattern imitating wood grain. Belly, fingerboard, and headstock decorated with...

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Marked on headstock: New/ Romancer/ by Maccaferri/ U.S. Pats. No. 2,597,154 2,614,448/ Made in U.S.A.


About 1990, sold by Maria Maccaferi, the designer's widow, New York, to Brian Fischer, Dover, New Hampshire; 2001, gift of Fischer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2001)

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Gift of Brian Fischer

about 1960

Object Place

New York City, New York, United States


Length 88.3 cm, width 32.3 cm (Length 34 3/4 in., width 12 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones