Musical instruments, devices and recordings
Wood, Tortoiseshell, Ebony, Ivory, Metal
300 mm (Width); 700 mm (Length)
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
English guitar, Preston, London, c.1785. Marked 'Preston, Maker, London' on belly and back of neck. 10 strings. Tortoiseshell finger board, bordered in ivory and ebony. Gilt rose, watch key tuning. Marked 'Preston, Inventor' and letters of notes on tuning plate. Has capo tasto. Curved, wooden ‘hook’ on end of neck. Ivory string holders and a foot on end of body.
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Marks and inscriptions
Makers and roles
John Preston, maker