Viola da Gamba Society of America
Online Database of Historical Viols
Ouvrard Luthier, Place de l’école à Paris, 1741
No. of Strings:
Fritz Baumgartner Jr., Basel, -196-.
JVdGSA 6 (1969), 65; H. Mueller, Methodik des Viola-da-gamba-Spiels (typescript)
JVdGSA 6 (1969)-A, 65
[Unpublished, from owner via J. Moran 6/13: FB+S, back body only, head FB+S (color)]
Strung and played by owner as a treble, but smaller than any other French treble with known body length. (Owner to J. Moran, 9/10: admittedly extremely small, but does not sound good in any of the usual pardessus tunings, due to excessive pressure on the table, so musically preferable as a treble.) Double purfling on table and back; La Fille style decoration on pegbox; black pegs, fingerboard, and tailpiece.