DHV:
795
Tourin ID:
SMITH 2

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Munich

Maker:

Sebastian

Mayr ?

Date:

1730 C

Sebastian Mayr Lautten und / Geigenmacher in München [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Washington, DC

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Smithsonian Institution

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

60.1417

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Cooper Union Museum, New York -1960

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.2

String Length:

67.2

Rib Depth:

14.4

Upper Width:

34.5

Middle Width:

25.1

Bottom Width:

41.6

Information Source:

TGM visit; Smithsonian files

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[Unpublished, from museum: front, soundhole, head FB+S]

Heavily restored but still in poor condition, including worm damage. Table cut down from larger instrument. New neck. YALE UNIVERSITY scratched on back near shoulders. Not set up when seen; SL from files.