Jacobus Stainer in Absom / Prope Oenipontum mpia 1652 [handwritten]
Ueno Gakuen College
No. of Strings:
JVdGSA 23 (1986): 29-30
JVdGSA 23 (1986): 29-30; Senn & Roy 1986, p. 228 (A107); Lütgendorff 1922, 2:481
JVdGSA 23 (1986): 40-2 (FB+S, label); Senn & Roy 1986, p. 426 (FB+S); Lütgendorff 1922, 1:164 (front)
Extensively restored in Tokyo, 1977 (photos in JVdGSA include 2 taken before and 3 after). Formerly had lion head and narrow(ed?) neck for cello, with shorter string length of 63.7. Also replaced were fingerboard and tailpiece of mahogany edged with ivory (now pine with ebony veneer), boxwood tuning pins (now ebony), and tailgut button (now hookbar). Rosette. Per Lütgendorff, previously had a label attributing it to Marcus Stainer in 1665. Senn & Roy: “Zuschreibung Marcus Steiner” [sic]; JVdGSA: “Possibly by Marcus Stainer. Tyrol; mid-seventeenth century. ... Typical Stainer F-holes.” Per Benjamin Schröder, authentic handwritten labels first used in the late 1660s, so this one is questionable.