DHV:
959
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Date:

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

St. Louis, MO

No. of Strings:

7+5

Collection:

Washington University

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Katherine Wells (donor), -1965

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.2

String Length:

66.0

Rib Depth:

13.4

Upper Width:

31.8

Middle Width:

22.6

Bottom Width:

41.1

Information

Source:

TGM visit 4/93; Lichtenwanger 1974, p. 55; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/[11?]/65

Literature:

Lichtenwanger 1974, p. 55; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/[11?]/65

Photographs:

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/[11?]/65 (side 3/4); [by TGM: FB+S, head F+S, details of bridge, neck heel, patent pegs]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sympathetic strings. 12 pegs numbered in 1 series; metal screw-tighteners at small end of all, with washers and leather pads. Deep ribs; neck & setup probably later. Neck heel much narrower than rib shoulders. Tourin and Pringle both think it’s German (from photos). Playable in early 1970s, not in 4/93.