No. of Strings:
Vázquez, José [heirs]
J. Vázquez to TGM, 7/16; Vázquez website; Bonham’s 7/9/07, lot 26
Bonham’s 7/9/07, lot 26
Vázquez website (F+B and head front before restoration; front and F+B body only after [color])
Bonham’s 2007/07/09, lot 26 (but not sold then)
Bonhams: “Skilled ancient repairs, now in immediate playing condition”; flat back, flush edges; endpin and tailgut; 6 strings; brown fingerboard with V-shaped end; tailpiece also brown but with central dark stripe, diagonal end nearest bridge, and sculpted side edges. After restoration, black fingerboard and tailpiece, with inlaid perimeter line only on FB; dendrochronology gives dates of 1765 (treble) and 1762 (bass) for youngest growth rings on table.