DHV:
1111
Tourin ID:

1756

Pardessus

François

Gavinies

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Philadelphia, PA

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

American Society of Ancient Instruments

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

GAVINIES, rue / S. Thomas du Lou- / vre, à Paris, 1756 [printed except 56]

Measurements:

String Length:

31.3

Total Length:

Body Length:

34.2

Upper Width:

16

Rib Depth:

5

Middle Width:

11.6

Bottom Width:

20.4

Previous Owner:

Stad family, Philadelphia, PA

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/94

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Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, head F+S]

1-piece back with no purfling. La Fille head; graft between pegbox and neck, but both appear original. Present pegholes bushed, plus another set of 5 plugged; thick, shiny varnish on pegbox. Neck fastened with large screw through top block; cloth perimeter linings between back and ribs, and no corner blocks. Currently unfretted. As of 1994, has never been used in ASAI concerts. Label: “Repaired by / Janos Bodor / 1971” [printed except Repaired by, 71].