# of Strings:
Samuel Gilkes / fecit London 1826
Maria Depiereux, Düsseldorf, -2016; Alfred Lessing, Düsseldorf
T. Fritzsch to TGM, 11/14, 12/15; T. Muthesius pvt. comm. 11/10
[Unpublished, from T. Fritzsch 2/17: front (color) and 9/16: front (color); from previous owner via T. Fritzsch 11/14: FB+S, head FB+S, bottom rib (color); from T. Muthesius 11/10: front body only]
Arched back, tailgut, overhanging edges. Soundholes long, narrow, with smooth single curve (not multiple wiggles), widest in middle, with no eyes top or bottom. Neck, pegbox and scroll original, per T. Fritzsch (to TGM, 6/16). Before restoration 2016, string length was 62.7.