DHV:
218
Tourin ID:
CALD 18

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Mainz

Maker:

Johann Joseph

Elsler

Date:

1732 ?

Ioann Ioseph Elsler / Lauten und Geigen / Macher in Meyntz 1732 [printed except 2, which is indistinct, might be 9]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Cologne

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Animal

Previous Owner:

James Caldwell & Catharina Meints, Oberlin, OH, 1976-85; Curtis Bryant, Boston; Wm. Post Ross

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.1

String Length:

69.8

Rib Depth:

13.1

Upper Width:

31.1

Middle Width:

22.3

Bottom Width:

39

Information Source:

TGM visit 1/94

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Comments:

[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.