DHV:
588
Tourin ID:
MARK 3

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Nuremberg

Maker:

Ernst

Busch

Date:

1640

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

D, Markneukirchen

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Musikinstrumenten-Museum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

188

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Purchased 1886 from Augustin Sprenger, Nuremberg; bill of sale survives

Measurements:

Body Length:

63.1

String Length:

63.5

Rib Depth:

13.2

Upper Width:

33.5

Middle Width:

23.7

Bottom Width:

39.2

Information Source:

Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 170, 181

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Martius & Schulze 1991, pp. 170, 181

Martius & Schulze 1991, p. 171 (front); Jordan n.d., pp. 20-21 (F, head 3/4 [color]).

Martius & Schulze 1991 say probably converted to cello in late 18/early 19C, then back to gamba in 20C; photos show rounded shoulders; rosette; very short tailpiece.