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One-piece back of slab-cut walnut (?). Ribs of walnut. Neck of plain maple. Large, crude scroll. Inside of pegbox painted black. Two-piece belly of fine grain pine (?). No purfling. F-holes widen at center and have offset notches. Later tuning pegs of ebony. Fingerboard, tailpiece, and nut of...

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1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund

early 19th century

Object Place

New England region, United States


Length 86 cm, width 31.3 cm (Length 33 7/8 in., width 12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Walnut, pine, ebony


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones