No. of Strings:
American Society of Ancient Instruments
Stad family, Philadelphia, PA
TGM visit 8/94
Herzog 2003, IT-43
Meixell 1988, p. 19 (front 7/8)
Attributed by ASAI to “Testore” (no first name). Not set up when seen. Fingerboard and tailpiece elaborately inlaid; Fingerboard is relatively short; 6 fine tuners on tailpiece. Extremely long pegbox with large holes; earlier set (still only 6), now plugged, even larger. Bridge by Primavera [Philadelphia]. Many cleats inside back center joint, nailed down; “knee” brace to top block. Back and (overhung) ribs either not maple, or unusually cut.