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English Guittar or Cittern by William Gibson 1761

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An old Cittern or English Guittar made by the famous maker William Gibson of no 6 Grafton Street Dublin in 1761. this long scale model was pitched in D, There are many about and not in museums but this one is the oldest in the world, the next oldest is in the museum in Collins Barracks Dublin and was made in 1764 it is the shorter length pitched in C, the front is made in spruce and is in good playing condition with 3 repaired cracks and a stamped copper gold leafed centre piece, the back and sides are maple or Sycamore and in perfect condition, the neck is maple or sycamore with thumb channel and terminating in a tortoiseshell square with Ivory surround head finial, original ring machines in perfect working order, 7 holes for a capo not original but a good replica, the fingerboard is beech with ebony lining ans 1mm Ivory veneer,bronz solid frets, bridge is not originial, a rare chance to get hold of a ancient part of musical dublin to play or add to a collection

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38 Dominick Street Lower, Galway, H91 X9CX, Ireland
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