Guitar by Joachim Tielke

Joachim Tielke1700/1710

Royal College of Music

Royal College of Music

Front two-piece, of fine to medium grain, not symmetrical, with joint off-centre. Moustaches of ?ebony from original bridge; later pin-bridge for six strings with pearl-headed pins. Soundhole collar of ebony and ivory marquetry arabesque enclosed in lines of double purfling. Ribs of ebony and ivory marquetry, on a coarse calico backing. There is a engraved sunflower continuous line of ivory just below edge of front and a tapered strip of reversed marquetry at rib joint on tail-block. Neck and peghead have further floral marquetry, without engraving, on a maple core. The slightly convex fingerboard has composite frets of ivory and ebony, eleven on the neck and six on the front. Neck/peghead joint has been reworked and the neck shortened by one fret. A later nut is notched for six single strings.

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  • Title: Guitar by Joachim Tielke
  • Creator: Joachim Tielke
  • Date Created: 1700/1710
  • Location Created: Hamburg, Germany
  • Type: Musical instrument