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Two-piece back of bird's-eye maple (highly arched at waist). Ribs similar. Neck of plain maple. Large wedge of maple (13 mm. maximum thickness) between neck and fingerboard. Unusually carved volutes on scroll. One full-width channel on back of pegbox. One-piece belly of slab-cut pine (?). No...

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Before 1965, Guy Moyer, Freeburg, Pennsylvania; by 1965, sold by Moyer to Harold W. Westover, Bloomberg, Pennsylvania; 1965, sold by Westover to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982)

Credit Line

William Lindsey Fund

about 1820–40

Object Place

New England region, United States


Length 81 cm, width 30.5 cm (Length 31 7/8 in., width 12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones