Linarolo Fillis / Fecit Venicia 1581
No. of Strings:
Museu da Música (formerly Conservatorio Nacional)
Alfred Keil, Lisbon (no. 13) (d. 1907)
www.rimab.ch (seen 5/13); website of Instituto dos Museus e da Conservaçao (seen 7/08)
Martius 2006, p. 84
[www.rimab.ch: FB+S, F+B body only, bottom rib, neck-body and neck-pegbox joints, head FB+S, label, etc. (color; seen 5/13)]
Per www.rimab.ch (Thilo Hirsch), label is hard to read but does not resemble other labels or signatures of Ventura Linarolo (the son of Francesco) and is probably a forgery; in any case, the first word looks more like Linarolli or Linrelli. [Query: 2nd word sic or perhaps Filius?] Instrument itself lacks features suggesting it has anything to do with Linarol, Italy, or the 16th century. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side.