English guitar ('guittar' or 'cetra') with cast metal rose. Six courses, wire-strung, the lowest two single, the upper four double; tuned c, e, g, c1, e1, g1. Front two-piece. Domed cast metal rose depicting King David with harp among wreaths and garlands; ivory collar, and three painted lines. Arched bridge on two feet. Back and ribs of closely figures maple. Golden varnish; painted purfling front and back. Ivory tailpin for neck-strap; ten hitchpins in tail-block; ivory saddle. Slightly arched tortoiseshell fingerboard with twelve metal frets and borders of mother-of-pearl each end; ivory nut; capo tasto holes behind the four lowest frets.
Preston, John [Person]
Royal College of Music Museum
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- Measurements:Length: 689mm. Width: 293mm.
- View the original record:http://museumcollections.rcm.ac.uk/collection/Details/collect/1150