DHV:
580
Tourin ID:
LUZ 2

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Date:

16..

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

CH

Willisau

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musikinstrumentensammlung Willisau

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

2 (formerly 77)

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Richard-Wagner-Museum, Lucerne, 1943-2010; Henry Schuhmacher, Lucerne, and heirs (before 1903-1943); acquired from a source outside Switzerland

Measurements:

Body Length:

65.0

String Length:

67.2

Rib Depth:

11.0

Upper Width:

32.0

Middle Width:

24.0

Bottom Width:

38.0

Information

Source:

Roosen 2001, pp. 35-37; Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 170, 172, 181; PT visit 9/78

Literature:

Roosen 2001, pp. 37-37; Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 170, 172, 181; Vannes 1956, p. 16

Photographs:

Roosen 2001, pp. 37-38 (FB+S, head 3/4; all color); Vannes 1956, pl. 77 (front 7/8)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Martius & Schulze 1991 dimensions 114.0, 64.9, 31.6/24.1/38.0, 11.5, 67.3; some of their info from T. Drescher; Zuschreibung [an Ernst Busch]...sehr zweifelhaft (body & soundhole shapes atypical). Roosen 2001 adds: 2-piece table with high arching and single purfling; 2-piece, slab-cut back with painted purfling including ornament at top; overhanging edges. Neck, fingerboard, tailpiece and pegs not original, likewise probably the lion head. Top block not original; 3 crossbars on back, soundpost patch on table; repaired cracks on ribs and back. Tailgut; no frets. Serious worm damage to back and head; some cracks repaired but others open; repairs to bass-side bottom rib and nearby table. Soundholes and overall outline similar to Edlinger 1673 (Tokyo). Tourin’s dimensions: 64.9, 31.6/24.1/38.1, 11.5, 67.3?