DHV:
105
Tourin ID:
BERB 04

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1766

Ludovicus / GUERSAN, / propè / Comoediam / Gallicam, / Lutetiae / Anno / 1766 [printed except 66]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

4478

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Private owner, -1956

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.5

String Length:

32.8?

Rib Depth:

5.2

Upper Width:

15.8

Middle Width:

10.9

Bottom Width:

19.3

Information Source:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 106

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Otterstedt 2004, p. 121; Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 106

[By TGM, 11/10: F+B, head F+S (with BERB 3) (color)]

Striped back and ribs (dark wood on back is mahogany, on ribs cedar). Head probably by La Fille. New neck, fingerboard, block and fittings. (Neck when bought was too short, narrow, and rounded: violin-style.) 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Otterstedt 2004: dendrochronology gives date of 1739 for tfor youngest growth ring on table.