DHV:
1035
Tourin ID:

Size:

Violone

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Cambridge, MA

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Harvard University

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

59

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Willi Schmid, Munich, -1934

Measurements:

Body Length:

081.5

String Length:

074.5

Rib Depth:

13.6

Upper Width:

35.9

Middle Width:

25.0

Bottom Width:

44.2

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/93

Literature:

Thompson 1989, p. 9

Photographs:

[Concert program, 193?, in Harvard’s files (front)]; [by TGM: FB+S]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Large; very long Fs; table and back overhang ribs. Neck inset into table. Harvard website (8/08): G-violone cut down from larger violone, 17th or 18th cent. (Also: “so altered from its original condition that it is difficult to tell exactly when it was made. However, it has been cut down from a much larger instrument of double bass size and is probably eighteenth century work.”)