Andreas Ferdinandus / Mayr Hof- Lauten und / Geigenmacher in Saltzburg / 1755 [handwritten]
No. of Strings:
Charles Gustav Wendt, Iowa City, IA (d. 7/11) & heirs, -2013
J. Pringle to TGM, 6+9/13; Monical appraisal (1998) via J. Morton 3/13
[unpublished, from J. Pringle 9/13: F 7/8 + SS, B body only, head 3/4, soundholes, bottom rib, label (color)]; [unpublished, from J. Morton 3/13: FB+S, head F+S, bass F-hole and part of label (color)]
Monical (1998): modern (early 20th C.) neck, pebgox, and head; sculpted ends to fingerboard and tailpiece; tailgut; his dimensions 69.0, 30.2/21.3/37.8, 12.2, 62.5. Neck inset to table and barely long enough for 7 frets, with string length of 63.5. Label damaged and difficult to read. Restored 2013 by John Pringle (new neck, fingerboard & tailpiece with hookbar); single purfling front and back, table heavily restored for worm damage; glossy red-brown overvarnish. Pegbox old but probably not original to body; no decoration, 2 pegholes bushed; grafted to replacement neck. Kelischek repair label (Atlanta, April 1963), but he told Pringle neck not by him.