DHV:
1247
Tourin ID:

17.. ?

Bass

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

I, ?

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

F, Nice

Sound Holes:

3

Collection:

Musée du Palais Lascaris

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

C.34 (Fonds Gautier 1752)

Label Text:

[None]

Measurements:

String Length:

68 ?

Total Length:

Body Length:

68.3

Upper Width:

25.8

Rib Depth:

9.2

Middle Width:

19.7

Bottom Width:

30.8

Previous Owner:

Antoine Gautier, Nice, after 1878-1904

Information Source:

TGM visit 5/00; Thevenon 1998, pp. 79-80

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Comments:

Adelson 2017, p. 31; Bran-Ricci 2006, pp. 159-60; La Grandville 2000, pp. 3, 5; Thevenon 1998, pp. 79-80

On museum’s website (F color)]; Bran-Ricci 2006, p. 159 (head side); Thevenon 1998, pp. 79-80 (back, detail of button); [by TGM: FB+S, head side]

Narrow body: 2-piece table with thin single purfling and slight arching; 1-piece back, arched with fold, slab-cut, with purfling diamond-pattern decorations top and bottom. Neck very narrow, cello-style, inset into table. Not set up when seen: bridge and tailpiece missing. Pegbox and scroll are slightly different replacements for badly worm-eaten originals (still kept with instrument). Repair labels: “P.P. Ristauro / 1817”; “Réparé Nice 1894 / F. Bovis” (both in ink on back); catalogue says also restored by Atelier Véro-Dodat, Paris, 1994. Catalogue dimensions (taken on the back): 69.0, 25.5/19.5/30.5, -, 69.0. Bran-Ricci 2006: top block new, as well as neck and fingerboard; all probably by Bovis (1894), plus revarnishing.