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The Rawlins Stradivari Guitar, 1700
NMM 3976. Guitar, The
Rawlins, by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona,
1700. The Rawlins guitar is one of
four documented guitars made by the famous Italian craftsman known to
survive. The others are preserved in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University in
England; the Musée de la Musique in Paris; and in a private Italian collection. The Rawlins has five double strings, typical of
the 17th century, rather than the six single strings found on modern
guitars. It is also smaller than today's instruments. Ex coll.:
Louis Krasner, Boston. Rawlins
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Front, Side, and Back Views
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Views of the Peghead
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