# of Strings:
Romain Cheron / Rue Ste Antoine / à Paris 1700 [handwritten]
Tony Bingham, -c. 1988
M. Ternovec to TGM, 8/01; M. Herzog to TGM, 8/96; Kuijken 1992a
On M. Ternovec’s website (label); [unpublished, from M. Herzog: FB+S (color)]
Kuijken 1992a (Couperin)
Only back (2-piece) and ribs original; replacement table (with purfled C-holes) is older than neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece, which date from restoration done in England for R. Murata after purchase as a cello. Michael Heale told TGM (10/01) that he did this work in 1988, for Tony Bingham. Played by Kaori Uemura as 2nd viol to W. Kuijken on 1992 Couperin CD.