No. of Strings:
Peter Klug, Leipzig, -1994
E. Duerr to TGM, 11/02
[Unpublished, from owner: front, rosette, bass C-hole, inside of F+B, label (color)]
Restored by Jörn Erichson, D-Bad Gandersheim (his report sent by owner): new neck, fingerboard and tailpiece, hookbar, pegs; new head copied from Otterstedt no. 7. Had previously been restored as a viol (presumably after an earlier cello conversion, but with neck too short, narrow, and angled, etc.), perhaps by Heinrich Th. Zimmermann, Markneukirchen, whose repair label found inside. Acquired with fake label “Gregorius Karp Königsberg 1696” (now has photocopy of label in Otterstedt no. 7), but his authorship confirmed by kind of wood used, and 3-piece table. Black-and-white border probably not original, perhaps also rosette. C-holes probably recut from Karp’s usual flames. Pegbox lengthened from 4 to 6 pegs: relic of cello state?