Lor.° e Tom.° Carcassi / In Firenze nello Anno 1740 / Alla Insegna del Giglio [printed except 40]
No. of Strings:
Caldwell, Catharina Meints
Gerhard Niemeyer, South Bend, IN, 1969-1984; Henry Regnery 1938-69; Karl Barth of Boston Symphony Orchestra; instrument dealer in Weimar, Germany
TGM visits 7/92 and 5/09
Caldwell 2012, pp.70-73; Herzog 2003, D-20; Monical appraisal 4/81
Caldwell 2012, pp. 70-73 (FB+S, head FB+S [color]); Herzog 2003, D-20 (FB+S, probably from owner); [by TGM: FB+S, head front]
Very tall, non-matching F-holes (treble more diagonal). Table and back both have single purfling and overhang ribs. Neck not original, nor pegbox and head (blindfolded woman: perhaps 1920s-30s?). Tailgut; tailpiece has diagonal upper end. Monical dimensions 71.4, 34.4/23.6/40.2, 12.8, 69.5. Caldwell 2012 dimensions: 72.0, 34.1/22.8/38.9, 12.8, 70.0.