DHV:
1618
Tourin ID:

1650 C

Bass

William

Turner

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CDN, Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, PQ

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

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Measurements:

String Length:

68.7

Total Length:

Body Length:

70

Upper Width:

33.1

Rib Depth:

12.6

Middle Width:

25

Bottom Width:

40.6

Previous Owner:

Hannelore Mueller, Basel, c. 1960-c. 1986; Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -c. 1960

Information Source:

W. Monical to TGM, 1/13; F. Beaulieu to TGM, 11/12; owner to TGM, 7/12

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Comments:

{from owner: FB+S body only, head FB+S, etc. (color)]

Restored by Paul Reichlin, first for H. Mueller, then for P. Kallenberger, her student: wider fingerboard, tailpiece, hookbar. Head and pegbox also by Reichlin. Narrow dark strip at center joint of back (filler, not decorative). Described as a Bertrand until 1/2013, when W.L. Monical identified it as a virtual twin to the Turner bass in Nice (ABON 1). Back and ribs of very plain wood (possibly service wood); 2-piece table (with lower-bout wings) has extremely high arching, and single dark purfling (not black/white/black); numerous internal repairs, including wide wooden linings. FB, TP, and HB are in English style; PB carving still crisp (new), well done in style of Bertrand.