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Guitar (style 2)

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Two-piece back of rosewood over substrate of softwood. Ribs of rosewood over substrate of maple (?). Belly of medium-grain spruce with triple-line purfling. Binding of light wood on back and belly. Septuple-line purfling encircling soundhole. Neck and headstock of maple veneered with rosewood....

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Stamped on neck block: J. ASHBURN; stamped on back brace: FIRTH SON & Co/ NEW- YORK 2


1998, sold by the Music Emporium, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1998)

Credit Line

Ernest Kahn Fund

about 1865

Object Place

Wolcottville (now Torrington), Connecticut, United States


Length 91.2 cm, width 29 cm (Length 35 7/8 in., width 11 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood, spruce, maple


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones