Musical instruments, devices and recordings
circa 1760 - 1770
Ebony, Ivory, Metal, Wood
295 mm (Width); 740 mm (Length)
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
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English Guitar, anon. London, Mid 18th century(?) Rose inlaid with ebony and ivory. Ten strings, lateral pegs. Metal frets. Sounding length 42.5cm. Original ivory capo tasto. Ivory strings holders and foot at end of body. 5 tuning pegs on each side of neck. End of neck curved forward with a black and white square on the end. In notebook no.4, page 4 (1340945.4) Charles Wade refers to: 'Music Room 11. English Guitar with pegs, inlaid star fret.' 'Bought in Ipswich, an English Guitar £2.10s.' (M. Jessup).
bought in Ipswich, an English Guitar £2.10 Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Wade, 1944: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 4 First and Second Floor, 1944, page 4