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Technical description: Soundboard of wide spruce, joined in the centre but not bookmatched. Soundhole 83.5mm diameter. Purfling around the soundhole consists of alternate strips of black stained maple and natural maple(?), arranged so that there are 4 pairs of black/natural, then 3 strips of black, 1 of natural, 4 of black, then a half-herringbone pattern consisting of black/natural/black and mother-of-pearl sections, alternately placed, and then 4 strips of black, 1 of natural, 3 of black, then 4 pairs of natural/black. The edging is of black stained maple with strips of natural/black/black/natural/black inside. Oblong bridge of mahogany 189×26mm, with a white saddle. The strings tie around a raised section at the back. Mother-of-pearl decorative strips near the ends of the raised tie piece. Back and sides of bookmatched cypress, with thin black stained strip dividing the two sections. Edging between the back and sides of black stained maple. Heel cap of cypress with black strip down the middle. Heel, neck and head of mahogany, the heel smoothly curving into the neck, and the neck and head are of the one piece of wood. Silver(?) plated machine heads with mother-of- pearl buttons and white rollers. Fingerboard of rosewood, extending above, and glued to, the soundboard. Neck 54mm wide at nut, 61.5mm wide at body join. Ivory nut. Cypress head top veneer. Attached pieces of card to act as fret position guides at frets 5, 7, 9, and 12. 18frets in total. Repair History: Crack at bottom of back, glued and filled by Brian Rattray, 1986.

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    Circa 1930
  • Maker:
    Ibanez, Salvador
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:321.322-5
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.322-5
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:984