USA, c. 1900.

Back, sides and soundboard entirely in brass.

A varnished wooden resonance table is fixed inside the body.

It has eight sympathetic strings that cross the side to be tuned on a lyre-shaped pegbox at the bottom of the instrument…

Black varnished wooden neck. Lyre-shaped pin, plated with a sheet of nickel silver and mounted with six playing strings.

Six and four tuning strings are located on either side of the fingerboard.

Provenance: Former Larry Whitely collection.

Collected in the U.S.A. in the state of Missouri.

Length: 107.5cm.

Maximum width: 42cm.

Side thickness: from 11.1 to 12cm