DHV:
656
Tourin ID:
NIGGE 3

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Bonn

Maker:

Lorenz

Wachter

Date:

1775

Wachter, Kurfurstlicher Hof Lauten- und Geigenbauer Bonn, 1775

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Stuttgart (?)

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Bought from Hamma & Co., Stuttgart, c. 1957

Measurements:

Body Length:

66

String Length:

65

Rib Depth:

13

Upper Width:

30.5

Middle Width:

22

Bottom Width:

37.5

Information Source:

G Niggemann to PT 3/77

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hamma 1986, pp. 499-500 (?)

[Unpublished, from G. Niggemann: front 3/4, head 3/4 (color)]

Conceivably the same instrument pictured in Hamma 1986, p. 500, except: he gives its date as 1715 (impossible, since maker born in 1744, but easy enough to misread 1 for 7); that viol has 7 strings (but could have been renecked between 1977 and 1986); and its dimensions are 68.8, 31.0/23.3/37.7 (but length could have been taken on the back including the neck heel). Both heads do have a very narrow throat attaching them to the pegbox, and the 7th peg in Hamma’s photo is crowded up right against the top end of the pegbox, thus possibly an addition without needing to hypothesize a renecking operation.