DHV:
1263
Tourin ID:

1690

Treble ?

Rudolph

Höss

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Munich

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Ruedolph Höß Churfl. / Hof- Lautenmacher in / München 1690 [printed except 90]

Measurements:

String Length:

38

Total Length:

Body Length:

38.5

Upper Width:

19.5

Rib Depth:

6.3

Middle Width:

13.3

Bottom Width:

23.5

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

Biordi & Giraud 1996, pp. 84-87

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Photographs:

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Auctions:

Comments:

Biordi & Giraud 1996, pp. 84-87

Biordi & Giraud 1996, pp. 85, 87 (front)

Had been converted to viola; restored (with 6 strings, not 5) by Biordi & Giraud, who found an oversize bass bar and one replacement rib. These now both replaced (again), together with neck, pegbox, and head, also fingerboard, tailpiece, and pegs, and worm-damaged linings. 1-piece back with two wings on lower bouts. Ribs of bird’s-eye maple. (Article title calls it “una ‘viola’ soprano Rudolph Höß / a treble ‘viol’ by Rudolph Höß,” implying some hesitation about whether it really is a viol.)