Acoustic Hollow Body Five-course guitar
Strung with five double-course strings
Spruce top, fretboard overflow in the soundboard, headstock with tuning pegs
The properties of this 1760 Salomon guitar, like other French guitars made in the same period, are little different from the five-string baroque guitars manufactured fifty to sixty years earlier. The fretboard still flow seamlessly into the body; the heads are the same, the strings are double-coursed and the frets are made of gut. However, the decorated rosette has given way to a soundhole and the appearance of the instrument was generally more simple.