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   The songs that Scott Joplin wrote in the late 1890s and early 1900s helped define a new style of music known as ragtime. The music's syncopated rhythms reflected the bustling lifestyles in America's industrialized cities as the country entered the modern urban age. Guitar production progressed from small shops to large factories where American guitar craftsmen developed ornate instruments with fabulous curvilinear designs.

1895
Washburn
Lyre Guitar


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1898
Washburn
Model 388


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1899
Larson
Presentation


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1902 Gibson
Artist Mandolin
Style F-2


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1902 Gibson
Presentation
Style O-2


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c. 1905
Gibson
F-4


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1909
Meyers
Harp Guitar


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c.1912
Dyer Symphony
Harp Guitar
Style 8 Prototype


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c. 1920
Larson
Leland
Mandolin


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