DHV:
1626
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Leipzig

Martin

Hoffmann

Date:

Label Text:

Gaspar da Salo. / a Brescia. A. 15?2 [printed, including full date]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Grenzach-Whylen

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Ekkehard Weber (before 2013); an estate in S. Germany

Measurements:

Body Length:

65.6

String Length:

63.0

Rib Depth:

13.0

Upper Width:

31.2

Middle Width:

23.0

Bottom Width:

37.3

Information

Source:

K. Martius to TGM, 1/14; E. Weber to TGM, 1-2/13

Literature:

[Martius 2015, pp. 344-35; [unpublished restoration report by Christian Gantner, 2010 (received 6/19)]

Photographs:

Martius 2015, pp. 344-45 (FB+S, rosette [color]; also on website of restorer, www.ganterstrings.com, plus head 3/4); [unpublished, from E. Weber: F+B body only, top off, underside of table, rosette, various details (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Martius MH 14. Martius 2015: neck, fingerboard and tailpiece, pegbox, and head (latter based on J.C. Hoffmann in Eisenach) are new, by Christian Johannes Ganter (Basel-Reihen) in 2010. Table with double purfling and multi-level rosette; back with narrow soundpost plate and 3 wide, non-original crossbars; top and bottom blocks and wide corner blocks not original; nothing left of original through-neck. Inscription on underside of table: “Repariert 1967 / H. Wild, Offenburg”. Back widths 30.3/22.1/37.1. Per E. Weber, when found the interior had been “butchered,” causing him to lose interest; but later very nicely restored by a luthier near Basel. Dendrochronology test (by Willi Tegel, for E. Weber) found that table wood came from northwest Bohemia and gave date of 1684 for youngest year ring.