DHV:
653
Tourin ID:
NEU 3

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Munich

Maker:

Paul

Alletsee

Date:

1715 ?

Paulus Alletsee Hof / Lauten und Geigen / macher in München / 17.. [printed except last two digits, possibly “15”]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Washington, DC

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Smithsonian Institution

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

2000.0276.02

Head:

Male

Previous Owner:

Roger & Sue Ellen Johnson, Lock Haven, Pa., -2000; [by bequest from] Karl (and Editha) Neumann, [Ohio, Pittsburgh, and] Hattiesburg, Miss.

Measurements:

Body Length:

64.3

String Length:

66.8

Rib Depth:

12.2

Upper Width:

30.8

Middle Width:

22.4

Bottom Width:

37.7

Information Source:

TGM visit 11/01; Neumann to PT 3/77

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Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, head FB+S (color)]

Neck by G. Kellischek, c. 1972 (Neumann to Tourin, who also says the last two digits of the date “are hard to read ... probably 1712”). 2-piece table with rosette and narrow double purfling; 2-piece back with no purfling. Large, plain pegbox has plugged 7th hole; tailpiece still has 7 holes; it and fingerboard are of rosewood with scalloped diagonal ends nearest bridge. Now has wire tailgut, but formerly a hookbar. Monical (letter to Smithsonian, 12/00): head old but not original; rosette and label plausibly genuine. Monical’s dimensions: 63.6, 31.0/22.5/37.9, 12.3, 66.1; Tourin’s dimensions, converted from inches: 63.5, 31.0/23.2/38.1, 12.4, 67.0.