# of Strings:
[his step-mother, in Spain]
P. Holman to TGM, 5/08
[Unpublished, from P. Holman 5/08: F+B, head front (color)]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).