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1-Original Cittern William Gibson Dublin 1761
Made in no 6 Grafton Street Dublin in 1761, it is the oldest surviving Cittern or guittar in the world from this maker, many of his instruments survive to this day but only 3 of this large D tuning model are in the Museum in Colins barracks Dublin, it has the earliest form of machine heads invented in Ireland according to Jeremy Montague who i met in NRI in Manchester, still working and similar to the machines as used today,this is the only one of the long string length availible for sale now and not in a museum,the only other instrument by this maker the same size is or was in the now closed instrument section of the Victoria and Albert Museum,A copy of this instrument can be made by me for 2200 basic model to 4000 for an exact replica,Want to order one like this, then e-mail me at pauldoyle38a@yahoo.com or phone 00353 91 566948 or cellphone 0892126744 The museum has a few Gibsons with different setups and interesting features,
price: € 10000
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