DHV:
1224
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Milan

Maker:

Leandro (Sr.)

Bisiach

Date:

1895 C

L. BISIACH MILANO [stamped on upper face of top block and neck foot]

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

USA, Phoenix, AZ

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musical Instrument Museum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

2009.164.20

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Kenneth G. Fiske Museum of Musical Instruments, Claremont, CA (no. S33), 1954-2009; Curtis Janssen, 194?-1954

Measurements:

Body Length:

35.8

String Length:

32

Rib Depth:

6.9

Upper Width:

17.7

Middle Width:

14.6

Bottom Width:

21.3

Information Source:

TGM visit 5/98; Monical conservation report 2/88

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Comments:

[Unpublished conservation report by W.L. Monical: FB+S]

Copy of Giovanni Maria of Brescia at Ashmolean, Oxford (1 of 2, other at Castello Sforzesco, Milan). Integral bass bar; fingerboard and bridge by Monical, both slightly wider than the originals. 2-piece table, 1-piece back, closed flat scroll (no ears). Measurements from Monical’s report. Museum file has bill for 1973 repairs by Paul Gregory, Ventura, CA.