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J.& G. Vogler, Cittern, 1770, London

$3,000.00

SKU 27456 Categories ,

This cittern bears an original label and has inscribed on the back of the head in ink: j. and G. Vogler in, Glasshouse Street, London. The spruce top has painted purfling and colored wood bindings and a brass and iv. rosette. The flamed maple back and sides have fancy colored wood inlays. It has a flamed maple neck and scroll and the top of head is probably a later addition. There are enclosed brass machine heads with the tuning of the strings stamped on the metal. The fancy tortoiseshell and mother of pearl fingerboard has twelve metal frets and a small brass and ebony capo taster, in addition to a probably later ebony and bone bridge. Condition: 7cm repaired crack on back, 5cm repaired worm run on side; rosette is in good condition, and the tuners work well. Measurements: total length: 96.5 cm, scale length: 45 cm, width: 29.4 cm, depth at neck joint: 6 cm, depth at the bottom: 6.7 cm, nut: 4.7cm.