JOACHIM TIELKE // in Hamburg/ An. 1695 [large format, printed except 95]
No. of Strings:
American Society of Ancient Instruments
Maurice Ben Stad, Philadelphia, -1977; J.L.Th. Groneman, Henglo, Netherlands, -1932
Hellwig 2011, pp. 310-11; TGM visit 2/95; Miller 1984; Hellwig 1980, p. 237
Hellwig 2011, p. 310; Meixell 1988, p. 16; Hellwig 1980, p. 237
Hellwig 2011, p. 311 (FB+S body only [color]); [by TGM: FB+S, head F+S]
Hellwig 2011, TieWV 083; Hellwig 1980, no. 073. 2-piece table with sickle-shaped soundholes, ebony/ivory edging and double purfling; back and ribs of palisander with ivory edging. Only body is original; dimensions (before restoration) 67.0, 30.0/21.4/37.2, 12.3. Restored by H. Burritt Miller, Philadelphia, 1979-83, including new neck, head, fingerboard, and tailpiece (have copy of his report: dimensions 66.7, 31.5/22.9/37.8, 12.0, 65.5). Previous unsuccessful repairs by Janos Bodar, Philadelphia, 1972 (and others unknown before then). Had earlier been converted to a cello, perhaps in early 20th C. Hellwig 2011 adds: soundholes have been widened; 2-piece back, arched; dimensions 66.5, 31.3/22.8/37.7, 11.8, 65; back widths 29.9/21.6/37.1. Handwritten date digits hard to read.