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Two-piece back and ribs of maple. Two-piece belly of medium-grain spruce*. Regular purfling. Neck and pegbox of maple. Fingerboard, tailpiece, tuning pegs, nut, saddle, and end button of ebony; pearl dots on pegs and button. Orange-brown varnish. Internal construction: Normal modern.

Inscription

Printed label: [handwritten: No 155] / Made by / [handwritten: A. W. White] / BOSTON 187 [handwritten: 6 / May]; stamped on bridge: J. A. GOULD & SONS

Provenance

1987, sold by Harold Priest, Damariscotta, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

1876

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Length 60.5 cm, width 20.8 cm (Length 23 13/16 in., width 8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.5

Medium or Technique

Maple, spruce, ebony

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones