Simon Schödler, hochfürstl. Hof / Lauten=und Geigenmacher zu / Passau im Jahre 1766 [printed except 66]
No. of Strings:
Musical Instrument Museum
Kenneth G. Fiske Museum of Musical Instruments, Claremont, CA (no. S36), 1954-2009; Curtis Janssen, 194?-1954
TGM visit 5/98; Monical appraisal
[By TGM: FB+S (color)]
Measurements by W. L. Monical. Converted to a cello (Monical thinks in S. Germany, late 18C); in only fair condition, repeatedly repaired and altered. 2-piece table, medium-flat arching; 2-piece back with slight fold; rib depth 12.7 at center bouts. Present neck not set into table; no clear evidence of a former hookbar. Repair label: “Repaired by / Jos. F. Racker & Son / Violin Makers and Repairers / Columbus, O. 1947”.