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(an elderly cellist in Munich, -2009)
K. Martius to TGM, 2/14
[Unpublished, from K. Martius, 2/14: FB+S (color)]
Not in Martius 2015. New neck, etc., by Klaus Martius (2011-12) after J.C. Hoffmann 1725 (Bachhaus, Leipzig), replacing too-short one with high-quality, early 20th-C. male head. No label, but outline and soundhole shape suggest to him it may be by Martin Hoffmann (or perhaps Johann Schmied/Schmidt). Measurements very close to GNM MI 507 (= NURN 25), by M. Hoffmann 1688, and top block has remains of original through-neck, but lack of rosette, inked purfling, and poor-quality wood used for table are uncharacteristic of his work.