DHV:
584
Tourin ID:
LUZ 6

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Augsburg

Maker:

Georg

Aman

Date:

1705

Georg Aman, Lauten- / und Geigen-Macher, in / Augspurg, 1705 [printed except 05]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH, Willisau (Canton Luzern)

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Musikinstrumentensammlung Willisau

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

4

Head:

Lion

Previous Owner:

Richard-Wagner-Museum, Lucerne, 1943-2010; Henry Schuhmacher, Lucerne, and heirs (before 1903- ); on loan from his family

Measurements:

Body Length:

42

String Length:

40.8

Rib Depth:

6.8

Upper Width:

21

Middle Width:

15.2

Bottom Width:

25

Information Source:

Roosen 2001, pp. 44-47; PT visit 9/78

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Comments:

Roosen 2001, pp. 44-47

Roosen 2001, pp. 47-48 (FB+S, head 3/4; all color); [by PT: front (color)]

Roosen 2001: Alt-Viola da gamba. 2-piece table with recurve and single purfling; small, heart-shaped rosette; 1-piece, slab-cut back with 2 small wings, no purfling. Neck made of birch, with rounded profile, and consists of several pieces; lion head resembles those of Stainer. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side (top one not original, and its hole probably drilled in modern times); no frets. Has undergone some restoration; fingerboard and tailpiece probably not original. Perhaps an arm-viol or viola d'amore without sympathetic strings. Tourin's dimensions: 77.0, 42.0, 21.2/15.1/25.1, 7.4, 40-41.