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Thomas Kennedy 1820


Label reads: Made in London, 1820

by Thomas Kennedy

Specially imported and adjusted by ||||

The bass is stamped under the button “W. Howarth”

  • Nationality: English
  • String Length: 42 5/8"
  • Upper Bouts: 21"
  • Lower Bouts: 26 1/2"
  • Body Length: 45"
  • Rib Depth: 6 1/2" - 9 1/2"
  • Back: flat

Two-piece flat back of broad grain maple with medium curl running perpendicular to the center joint. The ribs are of medium grain maple with medium-narrow curl. The scroll and peg-box are of plain grain maple with curly maple neck-graft. The table (top) is two-piece spruce of medium grain, which becomes flat sawn in the mid-point between the center seam and the edges of the bouts. The lower bouts are winged to make up the width. Varnish is a reddish brown color over a yellow ground.

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