Seventeenth century English guitar in lute shape
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Seventeenth century English guitar in lute shape

F. Hintz

© Museum of London

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Seventeenth century English guitar in lute shape. This English guitar has a 17th century body and neck, and scroll of about 1750, stamped with the name of the maker, F. HINTZ. The neck and scroll are those ordinarily proper to a cithern or mandora, but tenor and bass mandoras were contrived in the 18th century by re-necking the bodies of older lutes, which is what seems to have happened here. This is a wooden lute with a metal ornament around the hole, it has a black wood neck.
 

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Date

1701 AD - 1800 AD
 

Image Number

001258
 

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