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Keyed English guittar

body: ovoid, coming to a point, flat back and front, with the ribs tapering to the neck. Back: one piece wide-flamed sycamore, slab-cut, unpurfled, but with 2 narrow lines round both back and belly; belly: one piece of pine, with black edge and black lines round the sound-hole; rose: cast alloy (?spelter) in an ivory ring, embodying the makers' name among foliage and interlinked horns arranged to form holes for the hammers; moveable bridge of ebony and ivory; 6 keys of ebony and boxwood under a brass cover bearing the makers' name; ribs: sycamore, flush with the plates, with 12 small ivory pins for 6 double courses of metal strings passing over ivory nuts. Fingerboard: curved, of ebony veneer, overhanging the neck at the sides, with 12 brass frets; neck and head of plain wood (?beech), ending in a square finial; patent watch-key tuning mechanism; inside: 2 oblique transverse bars, and the mechanism for the red felt-covered hammers; 6 keys, 12 strings; brass rose. Length 725, body 409, width 305, depth 58/90, strings 427, fingerboard 230

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    Longman & Broderip [Corporation]
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    Royal Northern College of Music
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Inscriptions:on rose: LONGMAN / & BRODERIP / LONDON|on key-cover: LONGMAN & BRODERIP / No 26 Cheap?ide & 13 Hay Market
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  • Repository:Royal Northern College of Music