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[Private owner, Belgium]
Vázquez to TGM, 2001-02
Herzog 2003, FR-4
Vázquez website (F+B, body only, head 3/4, bass soundhole, maker’s name stamp [color]) & exhibition 2010 (front 3/4, [color])
Maker’s name stamped on the back near the neck. “Sometime in the 19th C. the renowned Mirecourt luthier, Nicolas François Vuillaume, active then in Brussels, added wood to the shoulders of the viol to square off at the neck, in cello fashion.” Purchased while still in cello form; reconverted in 2001, with new neck and head modeled on FRU 2.