Andrea Castganeri nell / Pallazzo di Soessone, Pariggi 1744
No. of Strings:
Seminarios de Musica Pro-Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, -1989
Owner to TGM, 11/95 + 10/05; Herzog 1994
Herzog 2003, FR-8; Milliot 1997, pp. 246-50; Herzog 1994
Herzog 2000, p. 11 (front); VdGS/GB Newsletter No. 106 (7/99), p. 14 (front); Milliot 1997, pp. 246, 248-50 (F+B as cello, FB+S as 6-string viol, 2 details of neck join; some color); Herzog 1994, pp. 67-71; [unpublished, from owner: F+B (color)]
Bought by Herzog as modern cello in 1990; converted to baroque cello by Marcos Goulart (Rio de Janeiro, 1990), then to 6-string viol (with new neck, pegbox, and fingerboard) by John Topham and carved head by John Agner (London, 1994); string length made as large as comfortable for owner. Converted to 7-string setup, with new neck, pegbox and head, and additional restoration work by Amit Tiefenbrunn, Israel, 2005. Pointed corners, overhanging edges. Milliot 1997: 2-piece arched back.