DHV:
1623
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

A

Salzburg

Andreas Ferdinand

Mayr

Date:

1755

Label Text:

Andreas Ferdinandus / Mayr Hof- Lauten und / Geigenmacher in Saltzburg / 1755 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

CDN

Toronto, ON

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Charles Gustav Wendt, Iowa City, IA (d. 7/11) & heirs, -2013

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.5

String Length:

69.5

Rib Depth:

12.0

Upper Width:

29.8

Middle Width:

20.0

Bottom Width:

37.7

Information

Source:

J. Pringle to TGM, 6+9/13; Monical appraisal (1998) via J. Morton 3/13

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from J. Pringle 9/13: F 7/8 + SS, B body only, head 3/4, soundholes, bottom rib, label (color); from J. Morton 3/13: FB+S, head F+S, bass F-hole and part of label (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Monical (1998): modern (early 20th C.) neck, pegbox, and head; sculpted ends to fingerboard and tailpiece; tailgut; his dimensions 69.0, 30.2/21.3/37.8, 12.2, 62.5. Neck inset to table and barely long enough for 7 frets, with string length of 63.5. Label damaged and difficult to read. Restored 2013 by John Pringle (new neck, fingerboard and tailpiece with hookbar); single purfling front and back, table heavily restored for worm damage; glossy red-brown overvarnish. Pegbox old but probably not original to body; no decoration, 2 pegholes bushed; grafted to replacement neck. Kelischek repair label (Atlanta, April 1963), but he told Pringle neck not by him.