Viola da Gamba Society of America
Online Database of Historical Viols
No. of Strings:
Gian Lyman Silbiger, -c.1966
TGM visit 8/92
[By TGM: FB+S, head front]
Neck hollow for sympathetic strings; all tuning pegs in pegbox, but upper 6 show no use marks. Viol with twin body (but not 12 pegs) belonged to Debby Sharp, a Savall student in 1970s; previously owned by Paul Reichlin, who redid it with a 7-string neck. Dark stripe (filler?) runs down middle joint of back.