DHV:
1299
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Venice

Maker:

Ventura

Linarol

Date:

1591

Ventura di Francesco / Linarol in Venezia / 1591 [handwritten in ink on inside of back; very hard to read, formerly partly covered by a crossbar]

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

GB, Sevenoaks

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

Catalog Number:

Head:

Previous Owner:

[a dealer in Paris], -c. 1978/79

Measurements:

Body Length:

74.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

13.9

Upper Width:

36.3

Middle Width:

28.2

Bottom Width:

43.2

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/01

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[by TGM: F+B, with table removed, underside of table, inscription (color)]

Body in pieces (table, back, treble and bass ribs) when seen; no neck or head (but has since been restored?). 2-piece table with BWBWB purfling and coat of arms in red and gold; low-to-moderate arching with noticeable peak along center joint. 2-piece back (flat), also with BWBWB purfling. No sign of ever having had a hookbar. Top block has several holes, some plugged, some open; bottom block missing. 3 crossbars on back, all new; traces of glued-in bass bar, perhaps not original. Repair inscription, in ink inside back of lower bout on treble side, partly obscured by a crossbar: “Reparata da ... eppe / ----- --- ... in Siena”.