28 Guitar by Louis Moittessier

28 • A Guitar by Louis Moitessier

Mirecourt, France, circa 1800
93 cm long; spruce, mahogany, maple, ebony

A guitar of exceptional elegance by an otherwise largely anonymous guitar maker from Mirecourt, Louis Moitessier (1780–1830). Created between the close of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, it displays a shape and size close to the baroque models, but with six strings and a larger neck.

28 Guitar by Louis Moittessier