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English guitar

6-course, 10 string. 6-course English guitar tuning: C, E, Gx2, cx2, ex2, gx2. The head is sickle shaped, and ends with a square terminal with a diamond design. Brass machine tuning mechanism with watchkey tuning device. The watchkey still survives with the instrument.

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    Buckinger, J.
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    Birmingham Conservatoire
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Repository:Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Measurements:805mm; body width: 307mm; body length: 395mm; body depth: 130mm approx; string length: 526mm.