Joann Blasius Weigert / Lauden- und Geigen- / macher in Linz 1738 [printed, except 38]
Salzburger Museum Carolino Augusteum
No. of Strings:
11/2 (formerly 76, before that 18)
Instrumentenmacher J. Stecher, -1854.
PT visit 9/78
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.