Vihuela (after Renaissance type)
Donald Warnock (American, 1919–1997)
Object Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Length 99.5 cm, width 27.1 cm (Length 39 3/16 in., width 10 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pearwood, spruce, rosewood
Not On View
Two-piece back and ribs of pearwood. Multi-piece belly of fine-grain spruce with binding of paduak (?) and inlays of holly (?) and cedar (?) diamond patterns. Separate carved rose of wood in geometrical pattern. Neck of rosewood. Headstock of nine plys of rosewood and maple. Tuning pegs of ebony (?). Fingerboard of paduak (?) with ten tied-on frets of gut. Nut of ivory. Bridge of paduak (?) with cap of rosewood. Twelve strings in six pairs.
Handwritten label: Vihuela de mano/ en sol/ [in different ink: #1]/ made June 1964 by/ Donald Warnock/ Cambridge Mass; printed below heel: DONALD WARNOCK/ made this 1964
1967, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982)
William Lindsey Fund
Reproduced with permission.