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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

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


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