DHV:
1603
Tourin ID:

1722

Bass

François

Gavinies

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Bombach (near Freiburg)

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Head

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Gaviniès, rue / S. Thomas du / Louvre, a Paris 1722 [printed except 22]

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.5

String Length:

69

Rib Depth:

11

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

30

21

38

Previous Owner:

[a woman in southern Germany, c. 1939-1998; purchased from her estate via her niece, Frau Vogelbach]

Information Source:

Owner’s website and to TGM 1-3/13

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Comments:

On owner’s website

Owner’s website (head 7/8 from below, rosette, bridge [color]); [unpublished, from owner: front (color)]

Restored by Mathias Behrle, Freiburg: new neck, fingerboard and tailpiece, bridge, also half-edging. (When found, was set up with only 6 (metal) strings and a very short neck, but pegbox revealed originally for 7, and so documented when previous owner purchased in 1939.) Soundholes originally Cs, converted to Fs, then back to Cs; outline perhaps made smaller as well. Label seems original, and head not atypical for Gavinies, according to owner. (However, Gaviniès supposedly didn’t move from Bordeaux to Paris until 1734.)