# of Strings:
Gaspar da Salo. / a Brescia. A. 15?2 [printed, including full date]
Weber, Ekkehard; an estate in S. Germany
K. Martius to TGM, 1/14; E. Weber to TGM, 1-2/13
Martius 2015, pp. 344-45 (FB+S, rosette [color]; also on website of restorer, www.ganterstrings.com, plus head 3/4); [unpublished, from E. Weber: F+B body only, top off, underside of table, rosette, various details (color)]
Martius MH 14. Martius 2015: neck, fingerboard & tailpiece, pegbox, and head (latter based on J.C. Hoffmann in Eisenach) are new, by Christian Johann Ganter (Basel-Reihen) in 2010. Table with double purfling and multi-level rosette; back with narrow soundpost plate and 3 wide, non-original crossbars; top and bottom blocks and wide corner blocks not original; nothing left of original through-neck. Inscription on underside of table: “Repariert 1967 / H. Wild, Offenburg”. Back widths 30.3/22.1/37.1. Per E. Weber, when found the interior had been “butchered,” causing him to lose interest; but later very nicely restored (for G. Anthony) by a luthier near Basel. Dendrochronology test (by Willi Tegel, for E. Weber) found that table wood came from northwest Bohemia and gave date of 1684 for youngest year ring.