DHV:
1657
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Maker:

Martin

Hoffmann ?

Date:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Munich

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

(an elderly cellist in Munich, -2009)

Measurements:

Body Length:

65.3

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.3

Upper Width:

28.8

Middle Width:

20.1

Bottom Width:

35.7

Information Source:

K. Martius to TGM, 2/14

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Comments:

[Unpublished, from K. Martius, 2/14: FB+S (color)]

Not in Martius 2015. New neck, etc., by Klaus Martius (2011-12) after J.C. Hoffmann 1725 (Bachhaus, Leipzig), replacing too-short one with high-quality, early 20th-C. male head. No label, but outline and soundhole shape suggest to him it may be by Martin Hoffmann (or perhaps Johann Schmied/Schmidt). Measurements very close to GNM MI 507 (= NURN 25), by M. Hoffmann 1688, and top block has remains of original through-neck, but lack of rosette, inked purfling, and poor-quality wood used for table are uncharacteristic of his work.