Ioann Ioseph Elsler / Lauten und Geigen / Macher in Meyntz 1732 [printed except 2, which is indistinct, might be 9]
No. of Strings:
James Caldwell & Catharina Meints, Oberlin, OH, 1976-85; Curtis Bryant, Boston; Wm. Post Ross
TGM visit 1/94
[By TGM: FB+S (color)]
Restored by Michael Heale, 1982: new neck, pegbox, and top (old top, brittle, was preserved); upper shoulders (ribs & back) are new wood, probably result of reconversion from cello.