Ludovicus / Guersan / prope / Comoediam / Gallicam / Lutetioe / Anno / 1754 [printed except 54]
USA, Cincinnati, OH
No. of Strings:
Carolyn Surrick, Annapolis, MD, c. 1982-200?; Larry Needham, Santa Cruz, CA, -c. 1982
TGM visit 4/95
[By TGM: FB+S; head F+B]; [unpublished, taken at Smithsonian 4/95: FB+S]
Pappano 2017 (Fêtes Galantes: Vivaldi, Jobert); Pappano 2014 (Boismortier)
Striped back (DLDLD) & ribs (LDL), yew & maple. Elaborately carved head. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. C holes recut wider. New neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, and bridge by W. L. Monical, 1994 (seen open and unnecked at his shop 8/92); original neck had been narrowed for use as a violin. End button, but flush strip may be remains of hookbar.