DHV:
920
Tourin ID:
YALE 11

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

B

Charles

Brussels

Hautstont

Date:

1903

Carolus Hautstont / Fecit Bruxelles 1903 [handwritten in ink on wood inside back]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

New Haven, CT

No. of Strings:

6+12

Collection:

Yale University

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

4673.60 (formerly 283)

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Belle Skinner, Holyoke, Mass. (No. 54)

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.8

String Length:

67.5

Rib Depth:

11.6

Upper Width:

31.9

Middle Width:

22.7

Bottom Width:

41.0

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/93

Literature:

Skinner 1933, p. 127

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S [color]); [by TGM: FB+S]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

12 sympathetic strings; arched back. Soundholes have additional circular hole inside curve, below notches. Neck butt narrower than shoulders; pegbox grafted to neck and to head. Neck barely holds 6 strings; no frets. Repair inscription: N.J. Ericssen / Holyoke, 1926 [handwritten on wood inside back]