DHV:
1053
Tourin ID:

Size:

Tenor ?

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Label Text:

Mathias Hummel / Lauten- und Geigen- / macher in Nürnberg / Anno 1703 [printed except 03]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Halle

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Händel-Haus

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

221

Head:

Head

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

59.0

String Length:

53.8

Rib Depth:

12.4

Upper Width:

31.5

Middle Width:

21.0

Bottom Width:

35.0

Information

Source:

Heyde 1983, pp. 87-8; Saase 1972, pp. 94-95

Literature:

Heyde 1983, p. 88; Saase 1972, p. 95

Photographs:

Heyde 1983, p. 87 (front); Saase 1972, p. 94 (FB+S)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Heyde 1983: Rounded shoulders. Neck, fingerboard and tailpiece, pegs are early 20C. Table and pegbox old but not original to rest of instrument. C-holes essentially centered in middle bout, well above lower corners. Saase 1972: Back and ribs of bird’s-eye maple, purfling on table only; both 2-piece. Neck angled sharply back; face of head looks down into pegbox; carved back and sides of pegbox; pegs have very long shafts. (Suggested tuning E-A-d-g-b-e’-a’)