DHV:
1194
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Maker:

Martin

Hoffmann

Date:

1688

Martin Hoffman / Leipzig 1688 [printed except final 8]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Provo, UT

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Brigham Young University

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

920026300 (formerly 0121)

Head:

Male

Previous Owner:

Lotta van Buren, 1932-1955; Edmund van der Straeten, before 1910-1932

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.2

String Length:

(65.4?)

Rib Depth:

13.4

Upper Width:

29

Middle Width:

21.5

Bottom Width:

35.6

Information Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 334-35; K. Martius to TGM, 2/14; H. Powley to TGM, 1995 + 2008; Loveless 1956, pp. 10, 21-22

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Comments:

Martius 2015, pp. 334-35; Loveless 1956, pp. 10, 21-22; van der Straeten 1910c, p. 399

Martius 2015, pp. 334-35 (FB+S, head side [color]); from K. Martius (from BYU), 2/14; Loveless 1956, pl. 1 (front); van der Straeten 1910c, p. 400 (head 3/4)

Martius MH 4. Martius 2015 (not seen; all info from Daniel Day at BYU): table with ink purfling; bass bar not original; back apparently 1-piece. Neck not original; grafted pegbox; carved head perhaps 17C English. Probably converted to cello at some point; reconversion probably done for van der Straeten. Later “Repaired by Robert Kinney in Bayonne, N.J. 1936” (label). Back widths 29.0/21.6/35.5. Loveless 1956: dimensions taken on back, in inches; (“length of back 21 3/8” [= 54.3 cm] probably an error, perhaps for 27 3/8” [= 69.5 cm); widths 29.2/21.6/35.9, ribs 14.0, string length 65.4. (Van der Straeten 1910c: back and ribs of pear; Loveless 1956: body constructed from pine and maple.)