Overall length: 28 ¾”; Overall width: 11 5/8”; Overall height: 3 ½”
Spruce: soundboard (very slow-growth)
Maple with curly figure: neck
Possibly maple with burl figure: sides and back
Ebony: fingerboard, tuning pegs, bridge, nut
Ivory: surrounding top pegbox decoration
Brass: frets on fingerboard
The compass-design of the rose hole is ebony and mother of pearl
Acc. No. 1959-393
English guitar with sunburst rose hole decoration and pegbox ornament, both of ebony and mother-of-pearl. Ebony tuning pins, bridge. and fingerboard, the latter with brass frets. The soundboard is of fine-grained spruce and the sides and back of burl figure wood possible maple.
Label:English guitar inscribed by the maker "Rauche / London 1764." The English guitar shared with harpsichords and pianofortes the status of most favored musical instrument among women and girls in Britain and America.
Provenance:Purchased from Otto M. Wasserman, New York
Mark(s):"Rauche / London 1764" in ink on the back at the base of the neck.