Juan Matabosch / Fecit / Barcelona 1778
No. of Strings:
Anonymous (CH, Trimmis), 1987-c. 2008; “aus Basler Familienbesitz (Prof. Merian - Dr. Zickendraht)”
M. Jappe to TGM, 6/09
[Unpublished, from former owner: FB+S (color)]
Repaired (not restored?) by Paul Reichlin, 1987. Body is unusually narrow, with shallow C-bouts; outline has been altered, but all parts of the body belong together. Corners are slightly pointed and soundholes are positioned very low, with about 1/3 of their length below lower corners. Rosette; black-and-white edging on both table and back; back has slight arch and no fold. Maker is better known for his guitars.