DHV:
15
Tourin ID:
ASAI 1

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1756

Ludovicus / GUERSAN / prope / Comoediam / Gallicam / Lutetioe / Anno 1756 [printed except 56]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Philadelphia, PA

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

American Society of Ancient Instruments

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Stad family, Philadelphia, PA

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.4

String Length:

30.2

Rib Depth:

4.8

Upper Width:

16

Middle Width:

11.2

Bottom Width:

19.4

Information Source:

TGM visit 4/95

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, head FB+S]

Striped back and ribs; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Neck probably original: no grafts, flat profile. Currently unfretted; string spacing narrow at nut, though neck still (nearly) full width—perhaps very slightly narrowed on treble side. Darker varnish than ASAI’s 1751 Guersan, which is slightly larger throughout and has different pegbox decoration.