Newton Centre, MA
No. of Strings:
Thurston Dart, Cambridge, -1971 (and his estate, -c. 1999); Layton Ring
TGM visit 6/02; L. Jeppesen to TGM, 6-7/01; IAML-Galpin 1959, p. 273
Jeppesen 2021, p. 74; IAML-Galpin 1959, p. 273
[By TGM: FB+S, head front (color)]
Jeppesen 2021 (Marais); Cunningham 2000 (Lawes/Phantasm)
Belly by Dietrich Kessler (before 1959), done for L. Ring, replacing a bad non-original table (conversation with TGM, 10/01). Conversion to 7 strings by Curtis Bryant, 2002; top 4 holes (and head) retained from 6-string pegbox; new fingerboard, tailpiece, bridge, and bass bar. 2-piece back with replacement section in lower bass-side bout; double purfling but no designs.