Gasparo da Salo
1580 C ?
No. of Strings:
Osaka College of Music
Suntory Corporation, Tokyo, -1999; Hans Schambach, New York; Jacques Francais; his father
Rephann 1988, pp. 37-39
Osaka 2007, pp. 21-22 and e-mail from museum 9/09; Rephann 1988, p. 37
Osaka 2007, pp. 21-22 (FB+S; also front cover [head 3/4] and back cover [front 7/8] [color]; Rephann 1988, pp. 38-9 (front, head 3/4; color)
Overhanging edges; neck, fingerboard and elaborately carved tailpiece are replacements, latter with elaborate relief carving. Rib depth probably includes table and back thicknesses. No. 25 in Rephann 1988 catalogue. Maker’s dates are 1540-1609.