DHV:
15
Tourin ID:
ASAI 1

1756

Pardessus

Louis

Guersan

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Philadelphia, PA

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

American Society of Ancient Instruments

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Ludovicus / GUERSAN / prope / Comoediam / Gallicam / Lutetioe / Anno 1756 [printed except 56]

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.4

String Length:

30.2

Rib Depth:

4.8

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

16

11.2

19.4

Previous Owner:

Stad family, Philadelphia, PA

Information Source:

TGM visit 4/95

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, head FB+S]

Striped back and ribs; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Neck probably original: no grafts, flat profile. Currently unfretted; string spacing narrow at nut, though neck still (nearly) full width—perhaps very slightly narrowed on treble side. Darker varnish than ASAI’s 1751 Guersan, which is slightly larger throughout and has different pegbox decoration.