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The one-piece back and both ribs are made from figured maple. The front is made from spruce with various stripes of purfling adorning the soundhole and outline, including around the end of the fingerboard above the soundhole. The neck, heel and head are veneered with ebony. The six pegs and the bridge are made from ebony. The front is embellished with an intricate fabric of black mastic tendrils.

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    Fabricatore, Gennaro I [Person]
  • Collection:
    Royal Academy of Music Museum
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  • Place of production:
    Naples (Timezone: Europe/Rome)
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  • Specific materials/techniques:carved (woodwork), maple, spruce, ebony, mastic
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  • Repository:Royal Academy of Music Museum
  • Measurements:length: 950mm; width: 292mm; Height: 115mm; string length: 651mm