Martin 00021 Double neck harp guitar – U.S.A. – 1886

TYPE

Acoustic Hollow Body Double neck harp guitar

FEATURES

X-bracing, ivory bridge and saddle

Spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides

Ebony fretboard

INFORMATION

This harp guitar has gut strings, at that time and in the following decades still common. Of the eighteen strings, six have frets and twelve are floating. This guitar must have sounded like a harp when played in the popular ensembles for chamber music and mandolin orchestras of the time.

Last updated on 11 May 2020
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