Detail View: The AMICA Library: Guitar

AMICA ID: 
MMA_.1986.353.2
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Name: 
Hernández, Santos
Creator Role: 
Maker
Creator Name-CRT: 
Probably made by Santos Hernández, foreman for Manuel Ramírez
Title: 
Guitar
Title Type: 
Object name
View: 
Rear View
Creation Date: 
1912
Creation Start Date: 
1912
Creation End Date: 
1912
Materials and Techniques: 
Wood
Classification Term: 
Chordophone with neck/plucked
Dimensions: 
Total L. 38 1/2 in. (97.9 cm); L. of body 19 in. (48.2 cm); L. of neck 12 7/8 in. (32.6 cm); L. of head 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); L. of upper bouts 10 3/4 in. (27.4 cm); L. of middle bouts 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm); D. of tail 3 7/8 in. (9.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 
1986.353.2
Credit Line: 
Gift of Emilia Segovia, Marquessa of Salobreña, 1986
Rights: 
Context: 

Andrés Segovia launched his career playing this guitar; he concertized and recorded with it from 1912 to 1937 and played it at his United States debut in New York's Town Hall in 1929. The famous luthier Manuel Ramírez was employed at Spain's National Conservatory in Madrid when this guitar was assembled in his shop in 1912.

Related Image Identifier Link: 
MMA_.mi1986.353.2.AV1.tif