GAVINIES, rue / S. Thomas du Lou- / vre, à Paris, 1756 [printed except 56]
No. of Strings:
American Society of Ancient Instruments
Stad family, Philadelphia, PA
TGM visit 8/94
MacCracken 2017, p. 59 (front); [by TGM: FB+S, head F+S]
1-piece back with no purfling. La Fille head; graft between pegbox and neck, but both appear original. Present pegholes bushed, plus another set of 5 plugged; thick, shiny varnish on pegbox. Neck fastened with large screw through top block; cloth perimeter linings between back and ribs, and no corner blocks. Currently unfretted. As of 1994, has never been used in ASAI concerts. Label: “Repaired by / Janos Bodor / 1971” [printed except Repaired by, 71].