DHV:
1603
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

François

Gavinies

Date:

1722

Label Text:

Gaviniès, rue / S. Thomas du / Louvre, a Paris 1722 [printed except 22]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Bombach

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Head

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

[a woman in southern Germany, c. 1939-1998; purchased from her estate via her niece, Frau Vogelbach]

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.5

String Length:

69.0

Rib Depth:

11.0

Upper Width:

30.0

Middle Width:

21.0

Bottom Width:

38.0

Information

Source:

Owner’s website, and owner to TGM, 1-3/13

Literature:

On owner’s website

Photographs:

On owner’s website (head 7/8 from below, rosette, bridge [color]); [unpublished, from owner: front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Restored by Mathias Behrle, Freiburg: new neck, fingerboard and tailpiece, bridge, also half-edging. When found, was set up with only 6 (metal) strings and a very short neck, but pegbox revealed originally for 7, and so documented when previous owner purchased in 1939. Soundholes originally Cs, converted to Fs, then back to Cs; outline perhaps made smaller as well. Label seems original, and head not atypical for Gavinies, according to owner. (However, Gaviniès supposedly didn’t move from Bordeaux to Paris until 1734.)