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lute-shaped body with long thin neck with tied frets, head bent back, a single bass string and 3 double courses, fixed bridge. Body: 18 composite strips of sycamore, with wavy bands of mahogany down each middle, edged and strung between; endplate of similar construction. Belly: 2 pieces of pine, with composite ebony and ivory edging; fixed bridge, above is a large curved striking-plate of tortoise-shell over green paint; circular soundhole; ebony rose. Neck: with 10 (modern) gut frets. Fingerboard: tortoise-shell edged with ebony, nut missing. Head: angled backwards and curved in a gentle S, with its back and sides decorated like the fingerboards and edged with ivory; the inner edges of the pegbox are chamfered and the inside is painted green; 5 ebony pegs inlaid with pearl spots and 8-pointed stars. Inside: lined with strips of black paper. Length 850, body 452, width 298, depth 125, fingerboard 315

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  • Period:late 19th century
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  • Repository:Royal Northern College of Music