DHV:
1278
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

CH

Basel

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information

Source:

Seen (informally) by TGM at Magnano, 4/00

Literature:

Photographs:

On owner’s website (front 3/4 [color]); VdGSA website (link from ”Lost & Found” page: front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Neck not original; present one replaces neck for 4 strings with which instrument was found, probably dating from 1960s. Waist very narrow in relation to upper and especially lower bouts. Table nearly totally flat, of extremely coarse-grained wood; back slightly more arched, without fold; both overhang the ribs. Two rows of nails run across back in upper and lower bouts, with more near neck and along ribs--apparently fastened to internal barring. Large for a bass viol, but too small to be classified as any kind of contrabass. Very full, rich sound.