Five-course baroque guitar; much altered. Front later, wide-grained, showing marks of two bridge positions; no bridge at present; six plugged holes from pin-bridge for six single strings. The original elaborate terraced rose of very ﬁne workmanship was re-used, fitted slightly off-centre. Of paper and card, it has four levels of pierced, mostly gothic ornament; the second layer down is a six-pointed star, and the lowest carries, as central boss, a wooden spire with a pyramid of nine decorative punchings. Collar of various chequered patterns made from mother-of-pearl, ebony and other materials. Back of four strips of the same marquetry; plugged holes at top and bottom of back from fixing/location pegs. Ribs and back are made of a coniferous wood, with the marquetry veneers laid on.
Length: 949mm. Width: 252mm.