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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

François

Lejeune

Date:

1766

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

F

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

Gerald Trimble (various conversations)

Literature:

Photographs:

[Various websites: front 7/8 and S 3/4 being played (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Played by owner as a 5-string cello (renecked more than once), but pegbox has 6 pegs and appears original: see photo at (and saved from) https://www.letelegramme.fr/finistere/crozon/concert-duo-an-eur-glaz-musique-suave-decor-mineral-20-08-2016-11188373.php