No. of Strings:
Jan Crafoord, Tullinge, Sweden, c. 1955-c. 2010
Owner to TGM, 3/13; J. Crafoord to TGM, 4/03
[Unpublished, from owner, 1/19: F+B, head 3/4 (color); 3/13: F+S, back body only, front 3/4, bass C-hole, details showing added wood on shoulders of table (color)]
Eketorp 2016 (Cellini Consort)
Neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece by Baumgartner, Basel, c. 1955, shortly after purchase by Crafoord (rather narrow--based on a Sprenger viol). 2-piece table (narrow grain, medium arching) with single purfling, 2-piece back with none. Male head has Tyrolean hat; Crafoord calls it “ugly”. Also, “Sometime wood has been added to the table which could perhaps indicate that it has had 7 strings.” Origin said to be northern France. Eketorp: dendrochronology test gives date of 1696 for youngest growth ring on table; table made of one central piece (carved, not bent) plus four wings (not bent), wood probably from S. German/N. Alpine region.