James Rasseter / 1656
USA, Upland, CA
No. of Strings:
Francis Baines, London, -c. 1963
TGM visit 5/98; Monical appraisal (from owner)
[By TGM: FB+S, head front (color)]
W. Monical: 2-piece table probably 19th-century; 2-piece back with wings on upper and lower bouts. Modern neck and pegbox, period lion head. Rib depths 8.5/12.3/12.6/12.05.TGM: Very flat table; no purfling front or back; neck angle fairly steep; bridge by Withers, London. Maker’s name on label might be Rosseter. Warm, mellow, fairly small sound.