USA, Oberlin, OH
Caldwell, Catharina Meints
No. of Strings:
Tony Bingham, London, -1973
TGM visit 5/09; I. Muthesius to TGM, 5/07; Caldwell 1974, pp. 66-7; PT visits
Muthesius 2005, pp. 180-82 (and letter 5/07); Otterstedt 1986, p. 44 (no. 12); Caldwell 1974, pp. 66-7
Caldwell 2012, pp. 62-65 (FB+S, head FB+S, treble soundhole [color]; top off]; Muthesius 2005, pp. 180-82 (with table removed; underside of table; details of worm damage); Caldwell 1974, pp. 66-7 (FB+S); [by TGM: FB+S, head FB+S (color)]
Photos in Caldwell 1974 show sharply angled neck (not original); “The top is in poor condition from worms, cracks, and poor repairs”; lion has ivory teeth and tongue once painted red; dimensions there 70.5, 31.1/21.7/38.2, 13.0, 62.4. Otterstedt 1986 includes but with no information. Muthesius 2005: restored 2002 by Ingo Muthesius, arriving in detached pieces without neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, pegs, bass bar, and back crossbars. Muthesius to TGM, 5/07: new top block and neck joint, back barring, fingerboard and tailpiece; dimensions 70.3, 30.8/21.9/36.9, 12.3, -. TGM (5/09): 7-ply purfling on front, none on back; back and ribs likely to be birch; no corner blocks, back (now) has thin wooden linings on perimeter and at fold but cloth at center joint, plus 1 crossbar above, 2 below soundpost plate (which stops 2/3 of the way across).