DHV:
1505
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

A

Bozen

Mathias

Alban

Date:

Label Text:

Mathias Alban ... [rest indecipherable] [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Winkelsett

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Lothar Schäfer (Sindelfingen, Germany), 1954-2007; a cloister in Tyrol

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.6

String Length:

69.4

Rib Depth:

13.2

Upper Width:

31.0

Middle Width:

22.2

Bottom Width:

40.0

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 9/08

Literature:

Schreil 2019

Photographs:

Schreil 2019, p. 61 (front 7/8, head 3/4 [color]); Perl 2009 (front)

Recordings:

Perl 2012 (Schenck); Perl 2012a (Concerti); Perl 2009 (Bach) Perl 2009a (Telemann), etc.

Auctions:

Comments:

New neck and pegbox for 7 strings by Ingo Muthesius, 1960; new fingerboard, tailpiece and bridge by Claus Derenbach, 2008; lion’s head is original, as are 6 pegs. Double purfling front and back; back and ribs are fruitwood (apple or pear), except middle-bout ribs which are different, perhaps nut wood. Table has very fine grain and shallow arching. C-holes very curved and set diagonally. (Per Schreil 2019, restoration by I. Muthesius was in 1953.)