No. of Strings:
Heyde 1983, pp. 88-9; Saase 1972, pp. 100-01
Heyde 1983, pp. 88-9; Saase 1972, p. 101
Saase 1972, p. 100 (FB+S)
Saase 1972: Probably French (Mirecourt?), from first half of 18th C. 4-piece table with rosette and ebony-and-ivory edging (also on fingerboard and tailpiece); 1-piece back with no purfling. Soundholes have no upper eyes, and lower ones make a right-angle turn upward. Neck angled back quite sharply. Heyde 1983: Ribs don’t belong to table and back, which overhang them unequally. B&W table rim not original, probably by 19th-C “restorer”; back has painted purfling (and table probably did originally as well). Was converted to cello.