DHV:
1110
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1751

Ludovicus / Guersan / propè / Comoediam / Gallicam / Lutetioe / Anno / 1751 [printed except 51]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Philadelphia, PA

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

American Society of Ancient Instruments

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Stad family, Philadelphia, PA

Measurements:

Body Length:

33

String Length:

31.2

Rib Depth:

5.4

Upper Width:

16.3

Middle Width:

11.4

Bottom Width:

20.2

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/94

Literature:

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Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, head front]

Striped back and ribs; La Fille head (very curly hair). Neck probably original: no grafts, flat profile. Pegbox has perimeter stamping on back and sides, but not clear imprints of usual triple circles. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side; pegs small but crudely worked, pips missing, perhaps not original. Has had frets, but not now. Handwritten in ink at bottom of treble blond back stripe: Rep. by / Janos Bodor / 1971.