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Vihuela (after Renaissance type)

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Two-piece back and ribs of pearwood. Multi-piece belly of fine-grain spruce with binding of paduak (?) and inlays of holly (?) and cedar (?) diamond patterns. Separate carved rose of wood in geometrical pattern. Neck of rosewood. Headstock of nine plys of rosewood and maple. Tuning pegs of ebony...

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Handwritten label: Vihuela de mano/ en sol/ [in different ink: #1]/ made June 1964 by/ Donald Warnock/ Cambridge Mass; printed below heel: DONALD WARNOCK/ made this 1964


1967, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982)

Credit Line

William Lindsey Fund


Reproduced with permission.


Object Place

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Length 99.5 cm, width 27.1 cm (Length 39 3/16 in., width 10 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pearwood, spruce, rosewood


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones