# of Strings:
Simon Bongars, à Paris 1632
[Cellist in the south of France, c. 1977]
Owner to TGM, 12/02
[Unpublished, from owner, 9/10: front, front center bouts only, head front (color)]; [unpublished, from J. Dunford: front 3/4]
Label probably fake. When acquired, had non-original neck, short and narrow, with 6-string pegbox; new 7-string neck by Judith Kraft, 1986. 2-piece table and back, both with single purfling; lower bout of back has wings. Carved head has blue eyes in glass paste.