DHV:
299
Tourin ID:
GENEV 19

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Cremona

Maker:

Stephanus

De Fantis

Date:

15..

Stephanus FANTIS / 1551 [or 1571?]

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

CH, Geneva

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Musée d’art et d’histoire

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

IM 293

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -1969

Measurements:

Body Length:

63

String Length:

Rib Depth:

9.2

Upper Width:

29

Middle Width:

22

Bottom Width:

35.5

Information Source:

S. Mackey to TGM, 2/16; J. Deferne to TGM, 2/10; PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

On museum’s website (front [color]); [by PT: front (color)]

Tourin: New neck. Deferne: Arched back; modern fingerboard. Mackey: body seems the correct age for the label, though neck, pegbox, heel, top block, and bassbar are all replacements. F-holes not original, cut into belly patches; may have been inward-facing C-holes. Back is distorted along its length, probably because of the direction of cut in the wood; has a processional hole, now plugged, about one third from the top with scratches from the hook.