Ludovicus / Guersan / prope / Comoediam / gallicam /Lutetiae / Anno / 1763 [printed except 63]
No. of Strings:
[French auction (probably Vente Delorme, 4/9/2009, lot 104), via luthier Guy Coquoz]
TGM visit 9/09
[By TGM: F+S; underside of table, outside and inside of back (body only); head FB+S; label (color)]
In perfect condition except inner edge of treble soundhole damaged, probably at the auction; when seen, open for repair by Guy Coquoz. Striped back and ribs, joints lined with parchment; no crossbars except soundpost plate. Floral carving on back of pegbox; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side; 4 pegs missing their ivory pips; tailpiece and bridge not seen.