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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1756

Label Text:

Ludovicus Guersan prope comoediam gallicam. Lutetiae. Anno 1756 [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

DKDK

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Danish Music Museum/Claudius Samling

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

240/611

Head:

Head

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

5.5

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

20

Information Source:

Skjerne 1931, p. 196

Literature:

Skjerne 1931, p. 196

Photographs:

Skjerne 1931, p. 196 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back and ribs; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Skjerne: quinton; inlaid “frets” of bone.