DHV:
1015
Tourin ID:

1693

Bass

Martin

Hoffmann

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Leipzig

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Male

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Martin Hoffmann / in Leipzig 1693 [printed except 3, which might instead be 8]

Measurements:

String Length:

66.6

Total Length:

Body Length:

66.2

Upper Width:

30.3

Rib Depth:

12.7

Middle Width:

22.7

Bottom Width:

36.8

Previous Owner:

Albin Wilfer, Leipzig

Information Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 336-37; K. Martius to TGM, 1/11; Olson 1993, p. 5; Leonard & Martius 1990

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Comments:

Martius 2015, pp. 336-37; Olson 1993, p. 5; Leonard & Martius 1990

Martius 2015, pp. 336-37 (FB+S, head 3/4, underside of table [color]); Olson 1993, p. 5 (front); Pank 1990 (front, partial view); Pank 1987 (side 3/4); Pank 1984 (side 3/4); [from M. Herzog 6/98: front (color)]

Pank 1990 (JS Bach); Pank 1988 (Gamba Concertata); Pank 1987 (CPE Bach); Pank 1984 (JS Bach)

Martius MH 5. Table with double BWB purfling and (non-original) rosette; 1-piece back with no purfling is not original (by Franz Max Sämann, Dresden; after 1960?), but damaged 1-piece original still exists. Originally had a through-neck, of which only the foot remains; the neck itself is not original and grafted to the pegbox; English-style head attached to that. Back widths 25.5/19.1/30.6. Dendrochronology (by Micha Beuting) gives date of 1685 for youngest growth ring on table.