Matthias Hum[m]el / Lauten und Geigen- / macher / in Nürnberg / ANNO 1708 [printed except 1708]
No. of Strings:
Alexander Silbiger, Madison, WI; Gian Lyman, Boston; Jacques Francais, New York
TGM visit 11/93; JVdGSA 6 (1969): 72
Martius 1996, pp. 48-57; Pfaff 1994, p. 42; JVdGSA 6 (1969)-B: 72-4
Martius 2016, p. 145 (front body only); Martius 1996, p. 163 (front body only [color]); Pfaff 1994, p. 42 (front); JVdGSA 6 (1969)-B: 64, 73-4 (F+B)
Slowik 1990a (Bach St. John)
2-piece (?) table with slight recurve, 2-piece back, both with single purfling (now very close to edge). Restored by Lloyd Adams for G. Lyman, 1968 (had cello neck when she purchased it); new neck, pegbox, and head by Michael Heale for K. Slowik, 1980. Shoulders not very sloped (perhaps a result of cello conversion). Table varnish darker than rest. Inside of lower ribs lined with new wood; 2 crossbars on back besides soundpost plate; wooden linings to permeter, fold, and back center joint. Repair inscriptions (both in ink inside back fold, in same hand, block capitals): Restored by / Lloyd Adams / Boston Aug 1968 [bass side]; Repaired with new neck / & pegbox with lion head / by Michael Heale / Guildford, England / 1980 [treble side]. Martius 1996: built on same mold as LEIPB 23 and RUH 9. Dimensions 70.0, 31.5/23.7/41.2, 12.9, -.