DHV:
1217
Tourin ID:

Size:

Violone

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Label Text:

Gio: Paolo Maggini in Brescia [printed]

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

F

Paris

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Musée de la musique, Fonds Casadesus

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

D.988.9.2

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Dépôt de la Bibliothèque nationale, musée-bibliothèque de l’Opéra, 1993; Famille Casadesus, -1969

Measurements:

Body Length:

083.6

String Length:

080.0

Rib Depth:

15.9

Upper Width:

39.5

Middle Width:

29.5

Bottom Width:

46.8

Information

Source:

TGM visit 8/11; Gétreau 1996, pp. 339, 747

Literature:

Gétreau 1996, pp. 339, 747

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, head; FB+S, 3/4, head FB+S, label, button, tailgut (color); [by TGM: repair label (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Table and back with 2 inked lines of “purfling” and partially overhanging edges; back not maple? Neck with significant angle and appui (and no frets) unlikely to be original; pegbox has fluted back but otherwise plain; head with thick white (bone?) collar looks down the fingerboard. FB and tailpiece have diagonal ends nearest bridge; tailgut and button for endpin, set in 4.4 cm wide raised strip of wood, with saddle spliced in. Unusually thick and wide soundpost plate, plus crossbars below and at fold. Repair label under treble soundhole: Reparé par _____ _____ / pour mon ami / Henri Casadesus.