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Resonator guitar (model 65 prototype)

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About 1989, sold by Dobro Company, Los Angeles, California, to John Clayton; about 1991, sold by Clayton to Mike Cass, Nashville, Tennessee; about 1992, sold by Cass to Walter Carter, Nashville, Tennessee; 2006, sold by Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 22, 2006)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Musical Instruments Curator's Fund, and by exchange from a Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Nathan, Gift of Josiah H. V. Fisher in memory of Emily W. McKibben, Gift of Roelof Weertman, and Gift of J. Vaughn Dennett


Object Place

Los Angeles, California, United States


Length 96.4 cm, width 36.2 cm, depth 8.2 cm (Length 37 15/16 in., width 14 1/4 in., depth 3 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Magnolia, mahogany, ebony, ivory, mother-of-pearl, aluminum, plastic, steel, copper


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones