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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Current Location:

Glenfarriff

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

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Catalog Number:

Head:

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

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Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 2/12

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Comments:

Had been converted to a 5-string viola da braccio. Played by former owner in K. Ruhland’s Cappella Antiqua München; Ruhland thought it resembled similar instruments by Höss. Restored by Hagen Schiffler to 6-string treble viol; date probably c. 1700.