DHV:
773
Tourin ID:
SALZ 4

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

A, Vienna

Maker:

Nicolaus

Leidolff

Date:

1692

Nicolaus Leidolff Lauden und / Geigenmacher in Wienn 1692 [printed, except 92]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A, Salzburg

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Salzburger Museum Carolino Augusteum

No. of Strings:

(4)

Catalog Number:

11/13 (formerly 78, before that 67)

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Feuerversicherungsagent Hörwarter, -1879

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.5

String Length:

64./5

Rib Depth:

12

Upper Width:

30.5

Middle Width:

22

Bottom Width:

38.2

Information Source:

PT visit 9/78

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Comments:

Birsak 1996, pp. 176-77; Geiringer 1932, p. 19

Birsak 1996, p. 179 (F+B)

Geiringter 1932: converted to cello, but keeping original tailpiece; neck, fingerboard, pegbox, and scroll crudely replaced. Table has single purfling and rosette; back has no purfling. Label probably doesn’t belong, but instrument shows characteristics of Salzburg style. Dimensions 71.5, 30.5/-/38, 13, -. Birsak 1996 adds: 1-piece table, 2-piece back with fold; inner fittings (bass bar, back linings, corner blocks, crossbars) very delicate (”sehr zart”); outer fittings (neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, end button with endpin) not original; date of cello conversion not ascertainable, but FB, TP, and bridge are more recent. “Der Gambencorpus is von außerordentlich feiner Arbeit”; no doubts expressed about Leidolff as maker. Back length 70.5, widths 30.3/21.5/37.6.