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Contraguitar

between 1841 and 1851, Manufacturer: Johann Anton Stauffer

 

 

Contraguitar

In addition to six strings running over the usual fretted fingerboard, this contraguitar has seven bass strings led over a fingerboard without frets. These bass strings are tuned in diatonic steps. The contraguitar was mainly played in Viennese light music of the 19th century, where it functioned as a bass- and chords-instrument. For strengthening the statics of the instrument a metal rod is located in the middle of the corpus. (bd)

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name

Contraguitar

Culture

Austria, Vienna

Dated

between 1841 and 1851

Dimensions Cover size is a museum or exhibition-specific information. It does not specify the real dimensions of the musical instrument.

1045 mm x 355 mm x 85 mm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente

Inv. No.

Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, 1059

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