DHV:
970
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Date:

1680 C

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Newton Centre, MA

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Thurston Dart, Cambridge, -1971 (and his estate, -c. 1999); Layton Ring

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.1

String Length:

70.3

Rib Depth:

12.5

Upper Width:

32.1

Middle Width:

23.1

Bottom Width:

40.5

Information

Source:

TGM visit 6/02; L. Jeppesen to TGM, 6-7/01; IAML-Galpin 1959, p. 273

Literature:

Jeppesen 2021, p. 74; IAML-Galpin 1959, p. 273

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S, head front (color)]

Recordings:

Jeppesen 2021 (Marais); Cunningham 2000 (Lawes/Phantasm)

Auctions:

Comments:

Belly by Dietrich Kessler (before 1959), done for L. Ring, replacing a bad non-original table (conversation with TGM, 10/01). Conversion to 7 strings by Curtis Bryant, 2002; top 4 holes (and head) retained from 6-string pegbox; new fingerboard, tailpiece, bridge, and bass bar. 2-piece back with replacement section in lower bass-side bout; double purfling but no designs.