DHV:
1116
Tourin ID:

Bass

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

I, ?

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

USA, Philadelphia, PA

Sound Holes:

3

Collection:

American Society of Ancient Instruments

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Measurements:

String Length:

70.2

Total Length:

Body Length:

77.6

Upper Width:

35

Rib Depth:

14.5

Middle Width:

28.3

Bottom Width:

44.7

Previous Owner:

Stad family, Philadelphia, PA

Information Source:

TGM visit 2/95

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Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, head side, neck heel]

ASAI calls it a “viola pomposa”. Overhanging edges. “Repaired by / Janos Bodar / 1971”; feels very heavy. Neck narrow for 5 strings: I and V at very edges of fingerboard; but pegbox more than large enough for 5 pegs, even though these are very large (3 treble, 2 bass side; only 4 holes bushed); no obvious graft between neck and pegbox. 3-shaped soundholes face inward.