Pieter Bochs Amsterdam / anno 1625 [handwritten]
No. of Strings:
Johan Wagemaker, Amsterdam
G. Liedmeier to TGM, 11/05; F. Lindeman to TGM, 11/02; Vannes 1979, p. 37
Lindeman 2011, p. 63; Liedmeier and Latcham 2009, p. 179; Giskes 1999, pp. 173-75 (entry by F. Lindeman); Drescher 1990, p. 58; Vannes 1999, p. 37; Möller 1955, pp. 133-34
Liedmeier and Latcham 2009, p. 179 (front body only); Boer 2006, p. 121 (head 3/4); Giskes 1999, pp. 174-75 (front body only, head front 3/4, rosette, neck heel, label); Möller 1955, p. 31 (head side, label); [unpublished, from G. Liedmeier 11/05: FB+S, pegbox and head FB+S, rosette, neck heel, many other details (color)]
3-piece table with rosette, high arching, and single purfling (7-piece); 5-piece striped back with 2 wings, of walnut (center), bird’s-eye (narrow borders to walnut), and plain maple, with single purfling (3-piece); striped ribs of bird’s-eye maple surrounding walnut (?: different from on back). Soundholes wide, with treble positioned slightly higher than bass. Pegbox with carved sides & back and Karpp-like lion are original; neck, fingerboard and tailpiece (with tailgut), and varnish are not (by F. Lindeman’s father, according to G. Liedmeier; Lindeman himself writes that he made a new neck, inlaid fingerboard and tailpiece; his father “had reassembled [it] from the forgotten, separate pieces in 1925”). Top and bottom blocks, corner blocks, and liners (all of mahogany?), crossbars on back, and bass bar not original. Ribs reinforced with parchment bearing writing; shoulder and bottom sections doubled. Liedmeier and Latcham 2009: dark part of ribs probably fruitwood, not walnut; per Lindeman, back is modern.