Acoustic Hollow Body Five-course baroque guitar
Spruce top, back and sides maple, poplar or walnut headstock and neck
This instrument, known as the Hill Guitar, is housed in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and has a great pedigree. It is one of the two surviving guitars made by the Italian violin maker Antonio Stradivari (ca. 1644-1737), whose instruments are worth millions. The choice of wood and orange lacquer are characteristic of Stradivarius instruments. This guitar has diamond and circular ivory inlays around the soundhole and rosette.