DHV:
1499
Tourin ID:

Bass

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

GB, ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Cardiff

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

[None]

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Previous Owner:

[his step-mother, in Spain]

Information Source:

P. Holman to TGM, 5/08

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Comments:

[Unpublished, from P. Holman 5/08: F+B, head front (color)]

Holman learned it was for sale (described as German, c. 1760), saw photos, wondered if it might be by Hintz; B. Hebbert thinks unprovable given diversity of his styles (for guitars as well as viols), but instrument is more likely English than German, though scroll and fingerboard not original (perhaps 1960s-70s, and thus likely neck also). Pencil signature of Rudolf J. Klein near soundpost, according to owner (probably a repairman).