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Belly of a single piece of pine, the back of two pieces of sycamore, the sides of sycamore. Inlaid purfling on back and front of two black lines and one light line. Neck and scrolled head of sycamore. Fingerboard, nut and tailpiece of ebony, modern replacement bridge of beech. Two f-shaped soundholes in belly. Four modern overspun strings, held by four sycamore pegs. Modern steel spike. In own fitted wooden case.

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    Banks, James
    Banks, Henry
  • Collection:
    National Museums Liverpool
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    Liverpool (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Inscriptions:Stamp: "J & H Banks, Liverpool" on the back
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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Total length 1195mm, length of belly 710mm, width of bouts 315mm, 230mm, 370mm, depth 123mm, string length from tailpiece to nut 775mm