Arwit Rönnegren / i Kattarp i Lugede / herad Anno 1736
No. of Strings:
Swedish Museum of Performing Arts
Levys Antiqvitetshandel, Stockholm, -1903; [Tourin: Carl Chr. Söderström]
Museum website; museum to TGM, 4/04; PT visit 10/78
Museum to TGM, 4/04 (unpublished restoration report by Günther Hellwig)
On museum’s website (front); [unpublished, from museum, 4/04: FB+S]; König 1985, p. 114 (front, reversed)
Tourin: Striped border, rosette, painted double purfling both front and back. Neck narrowed, then widened; also fingerboard and tailpiece. Lion looks like those on Hardanger fiddles. 3 pegs treble, 4 bass side; flame holes have hook on inner edges. Restored in 1953 by Günther Hellwig (dimensions from his report: 36.5, 17.4/11.4/20.1, 6.6, -): integral bass bar (full length); neck and top block of one piece of wood; neck 1-2 cm too short, and fingerboard too narrow and flat but both left unchanged; suggested tuning from g” down [to d’?]. Previously restored, probably from a viola conversion, probably by Alfred Brock in 1904. At least parts of black-and-white stripes on fingerboard (now inboard from edges) are probably original.