DHV:
1015
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Leipzig

Martin

Hoffmann

Date:

1693

Label Text:

Martin Hoffmann / in Leipzig 1693 [printed except 3, which might instead be 8]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Leipzig

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Albin Wilfer, Leipzig

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.2

String Length:

66.6

Rib Depth:

12.7

Upper Width:

30.3

Middle Width:

22.7

Bottom Width:

36.8

Information

Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 336-37; K. Martius to TGM, 1/11; Olson 1993, p. 5; Leonard & Martius 1990

Literature:

Martius 2015, pp. 336-37; Olson 1993, p. 5; Leonard & Martius 1990

Photographs:

Martius 2015, pp. 336-37 (FB+S, head 3/4, underside of table [color]); Olson 1993, p. 5 (front); Pank 1990 (front, partial view); Pank 1987 (side 3/4); Pank 1984 (side 3/4); [from M. Herzog 6/98: front (color)]

Recordings:

Pank 1990 (Bach II); Pank 1988 (Gamba Concertata); Pank 1987 (CPE Bach); Pank 1984 (Bach I)

Auctions:

Comments:

Martius MH 5. Table with double BWB purfling and (non-original) rosette; 1-piece back with no purfling is not original (by Franz Max Sämann, Dresden; after 1960?), but damaged 1-piece original still exists. Originally had a through-neck, of which only the foot remains; the neck itself is not original and grafted to the pegbox; English-style head attached to that. Back widths 25.5/19.1/30.6. Dendrochronology (by Micha Beuting) gives date of 1685 for youngest growth ring on table.