Le Pilleur privilegiez / du Roy Abaye de St Germain / 1755 [handwritten]
No. of Strings:
Gerald Trimble, Kansas City, MO, 2013-16; André Bissonet, Paris
J. Pringle to TGM, 9/13
[Unpublished, from J. Pringle: FB+S, body F+B, head FB+S, soundholes, etc. (color)]
Arched back with slight fold; high arching on table; both with single purfling plus black edging; striped ribs (2 maple, 3 fruitwood) with wildly wavy joint lines. La Fille head and carved pegbox (with “points” front and back); was 3 pegs treble, 2 bass side, by 2021 changed to 2 treble, 3 bass. All original except fingerboard, tailpiece (with tail gut), nut, button, and 1 peg. Per Pringle, well made except design and workmanship of soundholes, which are awkwardly widened in middle and have small circles near inside edges, 2/3 down (at level of bridge foot marks).