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Technical description: Bookmatched spruce soundboard. Ivory bridge, rectangular with extended footmarks at each end. Soundhole 86.5mm diameter. Purfling around soundhole of ivory with central section of a mother-of-pearl inlaid design set into a brown mastic. Similar decoration between the soundhole and bridge, and below the bridge and near the neck forming part of the pattern around the edge of the soundboard. Two piece back and sides of cypress. Sides pinned to the bottom block, and back pinned to both blocks. Heel and neck of cypress with six inlaid strips of a lighter wood, possibly maple. Sharp joint between heel and neck. Head has six peg holes.Head has been glued to neck. Fingerboard of dark fruitwood with ivory edging which continues around top of head. Filled pin holes on top of head and fingerboard into neck. Neck width 38 at nut, 51 at body joint. 10 metal frets set into ivory pieces inlaid into fingerboard. Repair History: Head has plugged hole between middle pegs suggesting originally it may have had only five strings. Added repair piece on back of head. Bridge has five plugged holes matching the evidence of the head.

  • Measurements:896