DHV:
1407
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Munich

Maker:

Rudolph

Höss

Date:

1695 C

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

41.5

String Length:

41

Rib Depth:

6.8

Upper Width:

21.3

Middle Width:

15.1

Bottom Width:

25.2

Information Source:

Schiffler 2004

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Schiffler 2004

Schiffler 2004, pp. 66-67, 70 (F, F+S body only), 65, 68 (interior)

Had been converted to a viola; restored by Hagen Schiffler after a previous restoration involving only neck and fittings but not ribs, in both cases as a 5-string treble (Schiffler 2004: ”Diskant”). 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Very similar, in both dimensions and wood used (ribs and back of bird’s-eye maple), to a viola of 1696 owned by GdMf, Vienna, also with cut-down ribs; and also to instrument of 1690 restored by Biordi & Giraud as a 6-string treble. Ribs now rebuilt by adding 1-2 cm of similar wood.