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Venetian chitarrone with six pairs of stopped strings and eight open bass strings in upper pegbox. Front two-piece, bookmatched, of fine to medium grain, wider at edges. Three linked soundholes with angular, knot-pattern roses cut from wood of front. Blackstained bridge tapering in height and width from bass to treble. Back of 51 ribs, possibly of walnut. Capping-strip of seven strips separated by bone/ivory lines. Ebony fingerboard with single inlaid white line. Ebony-veneered back of neck inlaid with twelve compound lines of alternate white/black pattern. Back of pegbox and spar edged with single line of bone; sides of pegbox and spar veneered with compound lines. Pegs of ebony with bone or ivory collars and buttons.

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  • Inscriptions:Printed label: "1608 / Magno dieffopruchar a Venetia" [date handwritten]
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  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 1958mm. Width: 398mm. Depth: 187mm.