DHV:
299
Tourin ID:
GENEV 19

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Cremona

Stephanus

De Fantis

Date:

1551

Label Text:

Stephanus FANTIS / 1551 [or 1571?]

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

CH

Geneva

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée d’art et d’histoire

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

IM 293

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -1969

Measurements:

Body Length:

63

String Length:

Rib Depth:

9.2

Upper Width:

29

Middle Width:

22

Bottom Width:

35.5

Information

Source:

S. Mackey to TGM, 2/16; J. Deferne to TGM, 2/10; PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front [color]); museum checklist (F [color]); [by PT: front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Tourin: New neck. Deferne: Arched back; modern fingerboard. Mackey: body seems the correct age for the label, though neck, pegbox, heel, top block, and bassbar are all replacements. F-holes not original, cut into belly patches; may have been inward-facing C-holes. Back is distorted along its length, probably because of the direction of cut in the wood; has a processional hole, now plugged, about one third from the top with scratches from the hook.