DHV:
779
Tourin ID:
SAVALL 4

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Brescia

Maker:

Pellegrino

Micheli

Date:

1553

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

E, Barcelona

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Savall, Jordi

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Head

Previous Owner:

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String Length:

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Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

Savall 1998 (Les Voix Humaines)

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Comments:

Savall 2010 (Celtic Viol II) (front 3/4, from F-holes up [color]); Savall 1998 (Les Voix Humaines) (front 7/8, [color]) [unpublished, by AJM for TGM 6/15: F 3/4, side 7/8 [color])

Savall 2010 (Celtic Viol II); Savall 2002 (Lawes: Watillon); Savall 2000 (Bach II); Savall 1998a (La Folia); Savall 1998 (Les Voix Humaines); Savall 1991 (Jenkins); Savall 1990 (Ortiz); Savall 1980 (Gibbons); Savall 1980a (Coprario); Savall 1978c (Scheidt)

Owner’s attribution is to “Pellegrino Zanetti” with definite date (from a label?). Very large F-holes. Upper bout much narrower than lower. Table appears (from CD photo) to be slab-cut, with highly contrasting orange and black whorls. Seen in concert 6/8/15: flat back, no fold; tailgut with modern, sculpted tailpiece; end buttom apparently drilled for an endpint; strung with 1 wound and 5 gut strings; lion head very large in proportion; excellent tone and response.