DHV:
795
Tourin ID:
SMITH 2

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Munich

Sebastian

Mayr ?

Date:

1730 C

Label Text:

Sebastian Mayr Lautten und / Geigenmacher in München [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Washington, DC

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Smithsonian Institution

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

60.1417

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Cooper Union Museum, New York -1960

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.2

String Length:

67.2

Rib Depth:

14.4

Upper Width:

34.5

Middle Width:

25.1

Bottom Width:

41.6

Information

Source:

TGM visit; Smithsonian files

Literature:

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+B 3/4 [color]; FB+S, head side and 3/4; all unstrung); [unpublished, from museum: front, soundhole, head FB+S]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Heavily restored but still in poor condition, including worm damage. Table cut down from larger instrument. New neck. YALE UNIVERSITY scratched on back near shoulders. Not set up when seen; SL from files. Museum’s website: “made by an unknown maker in Southern Germany, about 1730”; rough workmanship, no purfling.