No. of Strings:
Hannelore Mueller, Basel, c. 1960-c. 1986; Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -c. 1960
W. Monical to TGM, 1/13; F. Beaulieu to TGM, 11/12; owner to TGM, 7/12
[from owner: FB+S body only, head FB+S, etc. (color)]
Restored by Paul Reichlin, first for H. Mueller, then for P. Kallenberger, her student: wider fingerboard, tailpiece, hookbar. Head and pegbox also by Reichlin. Narrow dark strip at center joint of back (filler, not decorative). Described as a Bertrand until 1/2013, when W.L. Monical identified it as a virtual twin to the Turner bass in Nice (ABON 1). Back and ribs of very plain wood (possibly service wood); 2-piece table (with lower-bout wings) has extremely high arching, and single dark purfling (not black/white/black); numerous internal repairs, including wide wooden linings. FB, TP, and HB are in English style; PB carving still crisp (new), well done in style of Bertrand.