Antonio Stradivari Five-course baroque guitar – Italy – 1688

Antonio Stradivari Five-course baroque guitar - The Guitar Database


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.

Last updated on 11 May 2020
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