F, Mirecourt ?
No. of Strings:
J. Kraft to TGM, 10/13
[Unpublished, from J. Kraft 10/13: front full, bass soundhole, upper back, head side and 3/4 (color)]
Very similar to Skinner 5/1/11, lot 376 (attributed to Mirecourt c. 1860, based on varnish), but with different head and fingerboard/tailpiece (J. Kraft: recent neck, older head). Here also, flame holes curve out and up to form lower eyes that are more angular than round; double purfling front and back, with inner track making inward dimples at corners; on back, both tracks form long Vs at both top and bottom. Pegbox very narrow, with heavily carved back and sides; head turns sharply forward; tuning pins for sympathetic strings at bottom block.