DHV:
208
Tourin ID:
CALD 08

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

A

Innsbruck

Georg

Seelos

Date:

1660 C

Label Text:

Georgius Seelas / In Insprugg [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Oberlin, OH

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London, -1973; L.H. Lock

Measurements:

Body Length:

72.6

String Length:

70.5

Rib Depth:

13.3

Upper Width:

32.6

Middle Width:

23.7

Bottom Width:

41.9

Information

Source:

TGM visit 7/92

Literature:

Caldwell 2012, pp. 52-57; Caldwell 1974, pp. 80-81

Photographs:

Caldwell 2012, pp. 52-57 (FB+S, head F, treble F-hole [color]); Caldwell 1974, pp. 80-81 (FB+S); [by TGM, 5/09: FB+S, label (color)] [unpublished, from C. Meints 1/21: FB+S before restoration]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back (9-piece, 5 light + 4 dark) and ribs (3-piece, 3 light + 1 dark). Unique spelling of surname on label. Initial restoration by Paul Reichlin (new neck, minor body work; Caldwells have previous neck and head, by N. Dolmetsch). Since 1992, re-restored by Petr Vavrous (Prague), including a new head. Black-and-white edging on fingerboard and tailpiece. Tourin/JVdGSA dimensions: 130.0, 73.0, 31.8/22.8/41.6, 13.8, 70.0; originally 6 strings? Caldwell 2012: back stripes are fruitwood (plum?) and maple; dimensions 72.7, 32.4/22.9/41.4, 13.1, 70.7.