616 :: Guitar by Juan Pagés, Cadiz 1791, with six double courses, the tapered head with rosewood face and shaped outline bearing twelve tuning pegs mounted with pearl eyes, the fingerboard with eleven brass frets plus another five on the table, the two-piece figured maple back with ebony binding to the edges and similar wood to the sides, the fine grain spruce table with ebonised and pearl inlaid decoration, the sound hole surround inlaid boxwood and ebony lines enclosing a continuous band of inlaid pearl circles, the rosewood tie bridge flanked by fretted moustaches, in an ebonised wooden case Inscribed Juan Pagés Me Hizo En Cadiz, Ano De 1791 on a label to the inner back Overall length 38", 96.5cm

 
Guitar by Juan Pagés, Cadiz 1791, with six double courses, the tapered head with rosewood face and shaped outline bearing twelve tuning pegs mounted with pearl eyes, the fingerboard with eleven brass frets plus another five on the table, the two-piece figured maple back with ebony binding to the edges and similar wood to the sides, the fine grain spruce table with ebonised and pearl inlaid decoration, the sound hole surround inlaid boxwood and ebony lines enclosing a continuous band of inlaid pearl circles, the rosewood tie bridge flanked by fretted moustaches, in an ebonised wooden case Inscribed Juan Pagés Me Hizo En Cadiz, Ano De 1791 on a label to the inner back Overall length 38", 96.5cm; string length 24 3/8", 61.9cm *This guitar is in remarkable condition for its age, with a good playing action. The top and back have never been off

Estimate: £15000-25000

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