Early American Guitars at the Met
January 14, 2014 | Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin
Not for guitar lovers only, some thirty-five instruments from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, display the history of the great American guitar firm from its beginnings with the Viennese style instruments of C.F. Martin Sr., who came to this country, encountered Spanish style guitars here, and combined the two styles in a way that influenced subsequent makers of the instrument.
Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin • January 14 to December 7 • metmuseum.org
Guitar by Christian Frederick Martin (1796 - 1873), c. 1850 - 1862. Spruce, rosewood, ebony, ivory, mother-of-pearl. C. F. Martin archives, photograph by John Sterling Ruth.
Also opening today at the Met: Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters