DHV:
619
Tourin ID:
MODENA 2

Size:

Violone

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Date:

Label Text:

... / D. Giacomo Gherardi / adi 24 Giugno l’Anno 1677’

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

I

Modena

No. of Strings:

3

Collection:

Museo Civico

Sound Holes:

3

Catalog Number:

SM 86-1981 (formerly 341-1933)

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Luigi Francesco Valdrighi, -1892; Casa Hercolani

Measurements:

Body Length:

087

String Length:

091.0

Rib Depth:

17.7

Upper Width:

33.1

Middle Width:

27.6

Bottom Width:

43.3

Information

Source:

Cervelli 1982, p. 238

Literature:

Cervelli 1982, p. 238; Cervelli 1963, p. 27; Bessaraboff 1941, p. 437 n. 80

Photographs:

Cervelli 1982, p. 239 (front 7/8, side) and Tavola 5 (front [color]); Cervelli 1963, Tavola XL/4

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Repair label: “Rivisto e restaurato da Ferdinando / Rossi in Modena nel 1878”. Cervelli 1963 considers the 1677 label of G. Gherardi also as a repair label; and says the instrument was perhaps originally built as a 6-string viola da gamba. (Also says it belonged for a time to the Lazzari di Carpi family: before Valdrighi?) Lütgendorff mentions Gherardi only in connection with this instrument.