Svenno Beckman / i Stockholm, Anno 1758. [also S. Beckman at top of back]
No. of Strings:
Swedish Museum of Performing Arts
Stina Eriksson, Stockholm, -1957
Museum website; museum to TGM, 4/04; PT visit 10/78
Museum to TGM, 4/04 (unpublished restoration report by Jörn Erichson); Herzog 2003, QT-20
On museum’s website (F+B 3/4, head back [color]); Nilsson 1988, pp. 12-13 (F+B [color], head back 3/4); [unpublished, from museum, 4/04 (FB+S)]
Sloping shoulders, very pointed corners, arched back, overhanging edges. Back of pegbox carved, but sides plain with medial points; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Restored in 1958 by Jörn Erichson, Nacka: new neck (keeping old scroll) with ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, replacing an early violin neck with short fingerboard; also new 5th peg and bridge. Back has painted purfling; “button” restored to faceted rather than rounded shape. String length 30.0-33.5. Previous repair label “Reparerad 1939 av P.J.O_ng”. Tourin: typical quinton shape; seems completely original; dimensions 36.0, 17.3/11.9/21.5, 4.0, 32.8. Website string length 30.0-33.5.