Gavinies [stamped on back; N is upside-down]
No. of Strings:
Swedish Museum of Performing Arts
[purchased 1912, ? in Stockholm]
Museum website; museum to TGM, 4/04; PT visit 10/78 [not seen]
Museum to TGM, 4/04 (unpublished restoration report by Günther Hellwig)
On museum’s website (front); [unpublished, from museum, 4/04: FB+S, head side 3/4]
Squarish shoulders; 1-piece back; carved back of pegbox; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Restored in 1953 by Günther Hellwig (dimensions from his report: 33.5, 16.6/11.6/20.3, -, 31.5; SL = sum of neck and table mensur, should be slightly longer). Lower ribs had previously been cut down for playing on arm, otherwise in completely original condition. New hookbar, bridge, and soundpost.