DHV:
1520
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

E

Barcelona

Juan

Matabosch

Date:

1778

Label Text:

Juan Matabosch / Fecit / Barcelona 1778

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

E

Barcelona

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Savall, Jordi

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Devil

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Anonymous (CH, Trimmis), 1987-c. 2008; “aus Basler Familienbesitz (Prof. Merian - Dr. Zickendraht)”

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.5

String Length:

66.5

Rib Depth:

11.0

Upper Width:

28.7

Middle Width:

20.5

Bottom Width:

37.2

Information

Source:

M. Jappe to TGM, 6/09

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from former owner: FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Repaired (not restored?) by Paul Reichlin, 1987. Body is unusually narrow, with shallow C-bouts; outline has been altered, but all parts of the body belong together. Corners are slightly pointed and soundholes are positioned very low, with about 1/3 of their length below lower corners. Rosette; black-and-white edging on both table and back; back has slight arch and no fold. Maker is better known for his guitars.