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Sunday at the Met—Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin

Learn how Christian Frederick Martin created a uniquely American form of the guitar and, through the company he founded, influenced 180 years of American music. With performances by Douglas Back and Thom Bresh on historic and modern Martin guitars.

Welcome and Introduction:
Jayson Kerr Dobney, Associate Curator and Administrator, Department of Musical Instruments, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lecture:
"Early American Guitars: Unlocking the Mystery, Parts 1 and 2"
Peter Szego, independent historian

Performances:
Doug Back
Thom Bresh

Recorded March 16, 2014

Credits

This program is made possible by Bank of America.

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin.

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