DHV:
402
Tourin ID:
JONES 2

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Ferrara

Joannes Marcus

Grappello

Date:

1570 C

Label Text:

Joannes Marcus [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

CH

Basel

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C*

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Sterling Jones, 1965-2007

Measurements:

Body Length:

60.5

String Length:

63.5

Rib Depth:

9.3

Upper Width:

29

Middle Width:

24

Bottom Width:

36

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 12/09, 4/11, 2/13

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from R. Cook 2/13: F+B, front 3/4, B+S, treble soundhole, label (color)]; [by PT: FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Soundholes are backwards Cs, very close together. Geometric ornamentation at top and bottom of back, which is arched and not folded. Neck, pegbox, scroll, and fingerboard by H. Munzberg, c. 1977, reversing a cello conversion; based on a sister instrument in Bologna. Found by S. Jones in an antique store in New York City. TGM: decoration at top and bottom of back very similar (but not identical) to BOLOG 1, labeled “Antonius Bononiensis.” Grappello documented as a maestro da istromenti in Ferrara in 1566.