DHV:
1630
Tourin ID:

1749

Bass

Andreas Ferdinand

Mayr

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

A, Salzburg

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Evanston, IL

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Andreas Ferdinandus Mayr / Hof- Laut- und Geigenmacher / in Salzburg. An. 1749 [printed except 49]

Measurements:

String Length:

67.1

Total Length:

Body Length:

70.5

Upper Width:

30.8

Rib Depth:

12.8

Middle Width:

24

Bottom Width:

39.7

Previous Owner:

Richard & Jeannine Abel, Sewickley, PA, 1974-2012; Havivi Violins, New York

Information Source:

K. Shuldiner to TGM, 6-9/13; J. Abel to TGM, 6/13

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Comments:

[Unpublished, from owner: FB+SS, FB+SS body only, head FB+S, label (color)]

“Reconditioned” (J. Abel’s word) in 1981 by W. Monical: new bridge, soundpost, repairs to body and fingerboard; he considered it to be late 18-early 19C work. Has an endpin; diagonal upper end of tailpiece. Back of pegbox is open-carved. C-holes quite vertical and positioned well above lower body corners. Label typography matches Lütgendorff no. 540 and Vannes no. 1501, but seems rather clean for its claimed age.