DHV:
771
Tourin ID:
SALZ 2

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

A, Linz

Maker:

Joann Blasius

Weigert

Date:

1738

Joann Blasius Weigert / Lauden- und Geigen- / macher in Linz 1738 [printed, except 38]

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

A, Salzburg

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Salzburger Museum Carolino Augusteum

No. of Strings:

(4)

Catalog Number:

11/2 (formerly 76, before that 18)

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Instrumentenmacher J. Stecher, -1854.

Measurements:

Body Length:

44

String Length:

40.8

Rib Depth:

5.9

Upper Width:

21.5

Middle Width:

15

Bottom Width:

27

Information Source:

PT visit 9/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Birsak 1996, pp. 161, 164; Geiringer 1932, p. 19

Birsak 1996, p. 162 (FB+S)

Geiringer 1932: “Diskantviola.” Back is folded at both top and bottom. In original condition, though varnish badly damaged. Dimensions 45, 27/-/27, 6.5, -. Birsak 1996 adds: converted to a viola; 1-piece table with rosette, 1-piece back. Originally a 7-string viola d’amore; bottom of table has traces of 7 wooden pegs to which sympathetic strings were attached; current pegbox and scroll crudely made; still has hookbar. Back length 46.0, widths 21.3/14.3/27.0. Not now and never was a viol.