Jonas Elg / me / Fecit: Holmiae / Anno 1727 [printed]
No. of Strings:
Anders Emmerfors, Arlöv (bought at auction, c. 1985)
A. Fagerlund to TGM, 9/16; A. Emmerfors to TGM, 11/03
[Unpublished, from owner: 3/4, body FB+S, head F+S, rosette, bass C-hole, bridge, FB, TP, tailgut, label (color); from A. Emmerfors: front (color)]
2-piece table with painted purfling and rosette; 4-piece back (2 above and 2 below fold) with no purfling. Neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, pegbox, and head not original; now has tailgut, possibly the original set-up. Fingerboard and tailpiece have edges in white and black (repeating pattern = 2W + 1B). No corner blocks or wooden edge linings, only cloth; 4 cross-braces on back. Varnish poor, tone excellent; restoration by the owner. Previous owner told him it had been played (as a cello) by his father and grandfather in a restaurant trio; bought perhaps in Stockholm in the late 19th C.