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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Munich

Paul

Alletsee

Date:

17..

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Current Location:

D

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Stadtmuseum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

PT visit 9/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Tourin: very dished arching outside C’s; early straight-back type; no Vorstand; now has tailgut. A. Varsányi to TGM, 1/13: “nicht zu finden” (though they do have 3 violas d’amore by Alletsee, all with 7 strings). (Alletsee died in 1733.)