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USA, Evanston, IL
Andreas Ferdinandus Mayr / Hof- Laut- und Geigenmacher / in Salzburg. An. 1749 [printed except 49]
Richard & Jeannine Abel, Sewickley, PA, 1974-2012; Havivi Violins, New York
K. Shuldiner to TGM, 6-9/13; J. Abel to TGM, 6/13
[Unpublished, from owner: FB+SS, FB+SS body only, head FB+S, label (color)]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.