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A lute-backed English guittar. The instrument needs a bridge, string pins, attention to the brass frets and strings.
Made by Hoffmann of London in 1758
This is very likely the earliest watch key mechanism known on an English guittar.
Part of an email from the owner, shown here with his permission.
From the lable, I read:
..ght this lute in Wardour
The restored English guittar - June 2006