DHV:
779
Tourin ID:
SAVALL 4

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Brescia

Pellegrino

Micheli

Date:

1553 ?

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

E

Barcelona

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Savall, Jordi

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.7

String Length:

69.0

Rib Depth:

12.9

Upper Width:

29.5

Middle Width:

22.7

Bottom Width:

40.6

Information

Source:

Savall 1998 (Les Voix Humaines)

Literature:

Photographs:

Savall 2010 (Celtic Viol II) (front 3/4, from F-holes up [color]); Savall 1998 (Les Voix Humaines) (front 7/8, [color]) [unpublished, by AJM for TGM 6/15: F 3/4, side 7/8 [color])

Recordings:

Savall 2010 (Celtic Viol II); Savall 2002 (Lawes: Watillon); Savall 2000 (Bach II); Savall 1998a (La Folia); Savall 1998 (Les Voix Humaines); Savall 1991 (Jenkins); Savall 1990 (Ortiz); Savall 1980 (Gibbons); Savall 1980a (Coprario); Savall 1978c (Scheidt)

Auctions:

Comments:

Owner’s attribution is to “Pellegrino Zanetti” with definite date (from a label?): on most recordings 1550, but in some more recent concert programs 1553. Very large F-holes. Upper bout much narrower than lower. Table appears (from CD photo) to be slab-cut, with highly contrasting orange and black whorls. Seen in concert 6/8/15: flat back, no fold; tailgut with modern, sculpted tailpiece; end buttom apparently drilled for an endpin; strung with 1 wound and 5 gut strings; lion head very large in proportion; excellent tone and response. Dimensions from a drawing by S. Casademunt, via F. Peccia 12/20.