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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

No. of Strings:

6+6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Gian Lyman Silbiger, -c.1966

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/92

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S, head front]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

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.