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English guitar

body: round, elongated to a point at the bottom. Back: flat, one piece of sycamore, with a banded edge, fine ink lines and band of red paint; yellow-brown varnish. Ribs: all in one piece, of plain wood, decorated like the back; endpin: ivory; 3 ivory pins, 7 screws for strings. Belly: 2 pieces of pine, edged and decorated like the back; soundhole likewise; rose: cast brass (?spelter). Fingerboard: ebony veneer hidden by tortoise-shell plates over red paint between the 12 steel frets, with decorative endplates (missing here); 4 capotasto holes through the neck and fingerboard; capotasto original, ivory lined with leather painted red, with a brass screw and eye. Length 590 (head missing), body 380, width 295, depth 57/80, fingerboard 430

  • Date:
    early 19th century
  • Maker:
    Longman & Broderip [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    Royal Northern College of Music
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  • Place of production:
    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Period:early 19th century
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  • Inscriptions:neck stamped: LONGMAN & BRODERIP / No. 26 CHEAPSIDE / No. 13 HAYMARKET / LONDON
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  • Repository:Royal Northern College of Music