# of Strings:
H. Schiffler to TGM, 2+9/08; owner to TGM, 3+8/07
[Unpublished, from H. Schiffler 2/08: F+S (color); from owner 3+8/07: old pegbox, etc. (color)]
Had been converted to a viola: ribs cut down and shoulders reshaped. Bought on eBay, c. 2006; restored 2006-07 by Hagen Schiffler (new neck, head, fingerboard, tailpiece, pegs, bridge, etc.), who believes it was originally a South German viola d’amore.