DHV:
1717
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Date:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Ramshead

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

38.0

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

18.6

Middle Width:

12.6

Bottom Width:

22.9

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 1+3/21

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from owner 3/21: F+B body only (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Back and ribs of burr elm, with second fold in lower back. Dendrochronolgy gives date of 1675 for youngest year ring, but table may be a later addition; cross matches with instruments by Hill, Banks, Forster, and others. Converted to a viola and heavily restored, so interior evidence doesn’t suggest any possible maker.