Mathias Alban ... [rest indecipherable] [handwritten]
No. of Strings:
Lothar Schäfer (Sindelfingen, Germany), 1954-2007; a cloister in Tyrol
H. Perl to TGM, 9/08
Perl 2009 (front)
Perl 2012 (Schenck); Perl 2012a (Concerti); Perl 2009 (Bach) Perl 2009a (Telemann), etc.
New neck and pegbox for 7 strings by Ingo Muthesius, 1960; new fingerboard, tailpiece and bridge by Claus Derenbach, 2008; lion’s head is original, as are 6 pegs. Double purfling front and back; back and ribs are fruitwood (apple or pear), except middle-bout ribs which are different, perhaps nut wood. Table has very fine grain and shallow arching. C-holes very curved and set diagonally.