DHV:
105
Tourin ID:
BERB 04

1766

Pardessus

Louis

Guersan

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

4478

Label Text:

Ludovicus / GUERSAN, / propè / Comoediam / Gallicam, / Lutetiae / Anno / 1766 [printed except 66]

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.5

String Length:

32.8?

Rib Depth:

5.2

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

15.8

10.9

19.3

Previous Owner:

Private owner, -1956

Information Source:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 106

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Otterstedt 2004, p. 121; Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 106

[By TGM, 11/10: F+B, head F+S (with BERB 3) (color)]

Striped back and ribs (dark wood on back is mahogany, on ribs cedar). Head probably by La Fille. New neck, fingerboard, block and fittings. (Neck when bought was too short, narrow, and rounded: violin-style.) 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Otterstedt 2004: dendrochronology gives date of 1739 for tfor youngest growth ring on table.